Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Want to Take Care of Him.

"Mom, when I'm grown up will I have to carry Brian to his bed sometimes since he'll be living with me?"

"Why do you think Brian will be living with you?"

"Because of his autism.  If he still has it as a grown-up I want him to live with me so I can take care of him."

Stick a dagger through my heart.

"Corbin, I love that you love your brother like that but I want nothing more than for you to live your own life and fill your own dreams when you're a grown-up."

"Mom, that is what I want.  Brian's autism makes him so much of a wonko (okay, though I was almost in tears that line made me want to giggle) that I'll worry about him.  I want to take care of him!"

No matter how hard it is for Corbin to have a sibling with autism- and I'm not down-playing it- I know it's hard- he loves that brother of his so immensely.  There's a bond there that is undeniably strong.

Corbin already supporting his "wonko" brother.


Kelly Hafer said...

Oh - wow. THIS is love. THIS is accepting autism. THIS is everything that is good in humanity. THESE are your sons. <3

Christine Zorn said...

This brought tears to my eyes! My 14 year old daughter says my daughter with autism can live with her when they're adults.  I love her for that, but I want her to have her own life. That's a huge responsibility for a sibling. But it does give me a great deal of comfort in the event that something happens to me.

UCP-OC said...

Thank you for sharing this! We love hearing about families that are living their life without limits. 

andre said...

WOW ! this just sooo wonderful and sweet !