I had to borrow this from a friend. She’s a fellow autism mom and has become a valued friend. I admire her and her dedication to a sweet little boy who always tells me “bye bye” as he leaves school every day. You see, she didn’t have to step up and say “I’ll take care of his needs”. but she did. She is more than a mom, she’s grandma, she’s caretaker, she’s advocate. She’s a hero.

 

Walk With Me

Walk in my shoes
for one single day.
Then you’ll see why
I need to pray.
Come live in my home
for a week or two
and then remember
I am just like you.
I didn’t ask for the things I was given
I didn’t choose this road I have taken
Walk a mile with me hand in hand
Then perhaps you will understand.

I’m not really complaining
about the stress in my life,
I know that we all have
some toil and some strife.
But walk with me, when you think
I am wrong, walk with me
and you’ll start to belong.
Embrace my sorrows,
like they are your own,
And then you will know me
And see I have grown.

The journey I take
is different from yours
My life took one of those
unexpected detours,
But this road that I travel
is not really so long,
If the people who watch me
will join in my song.
Listen to my footsteps
and watch how I dance
And then you will know me
and give me a chance.

Take heart and remember
It can happen to you,
who knows where my pathway
will cross over to you?
So speak to me softly
if you can’t understand
Remember I once stood
right there where you stand.
And walk with me gently
when the day is at end.
And then I will know
I can call you my friend.

copyright 1999
Sally Meyer

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About beckeyh

I am a "SAH" mom of 2 wild and crazy boys.

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  1. mary says:

    Love this!

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