As many of you know I work as a reporter. Most days I like my job a lot, but days like today I LOVE my job, because I don’t know how else I would meet such wonderful people and children.
I work as an anchor and education reporter in Austin. I came across a Craigslist ad begging for awareness for a school in Austin created specially for young children diagnosed with Autism. It’s not far from closing down because of lack of funding.
I’ve been around people with Autism before but never to this degree… But it wasn’t just the kids who grabbed my heart and held tight, but their mothers. Never have I seen such love for a child, never have I felt that close to how a mother must feel about her child. A story has never given me the opportunity to sit down a just talk to a woman about her pride and joy–Her child.
I’ve been told several times that once you hold your baby in your arms it’s a miracle when you realize how much love you can hold for a single being.
Hearing the struggles from these women brought tears to my eyes and tugged at my heart strings like never before. I don’t think I’ve ever cried on location of one of my stories before, but today I did. Today I wanted to reach out and hug every mother in the world–Every mother who has a child with disabilities–Every mother who worries about her child day and night–Every mother who cries daily wishing she could do more for her family–Every mother who loves her child.
Cheers to you mothers. I can’t wait to join the club.
To watch the story I’m still boo-hooing over click here. (It takes a moment to start playing after the anchor speaks)