There are brilliant autism stories that have been written, blog posts that have been posted, and articles that have been published, that are sadly buried in the news feeds and blogosphere…We’re on the hunt for these missing manuscripts to bring these ‘treasures’ back for you to discover!
When Conner Cummings’ heart hurts, his mom’s love gives him strength…
For Once in My Life
By Conner Cummings, Conquer for Conner – My Special Love
Hey it’s me Conner. I heard this song by Stevie Wonder and I love it. I listened to the words and it is about my mom. It is perfect how I feel about my mom.
I told my mom I wanted to write this in a blog and she started crying. When mommy cries I used to get upset but now I learn that these are happy crying. When I am happy I jump up and down and move my fingers. Mom will do that with me as that is called support. I know what that means now.
I tried to cry with mommy so I can support her but no water comes out of my eyes.
So listen to the song and you will know my mom and you can think of your mom.
My mom and I discuss the words to songs I like and I have to use words to talk about what they mean to me and why. It is called communication.
My favorite line is
For Once in my life I’m not afraid to go where life leads me and somehow I know I will be strong. For once in my life I have something I know won’t desert me I’m not alone anymore.
I had a day where my heart hurt and I did not want to talk about it. Mom came in my room. I did not want to talk and I did not want mom to sit by me. Mom looked at me and sat on the floor.
I played on my computer and listened to my music and watched my movies. Mom and I never spoke because I did not want to have words. Mom sat on the floor until dark.
I would look up at my mom and she would smile at me. I liked that. My mom does those things.
Thank you for my story.
**Conner Cummings is a young autistic adult. He and his mother, Sharon Cummings write on their page, Conquer for Conner – My Special Love. Conner also has a special Disney Facebook Page. Join them while they change a poorly written parental support law in Virginia and then state by state as needed. Write your local Politicians and tell them you support “Conner’s Law.” SIGN PETITION