Several months ago we had Zak undergo some very detailed tests to help us determine how severe his autism is on the spectrum.

I received the results today. I am devastated, as the results are much worse than I had every imagined.

I love him no matter what a piece of paper says; but because I love him I am saddened to know that his entire life will be challenged by a complex disorder not even fully understood by top brain doctors in the field of medicine.

Praying for Wisdom,


the Weigt Family said...

Oh Martie, I am very sorry to hear that things are worse than expected. I will pray for you, Pastor, and Zak as you deal with these results and now seek God for answers and help. I do know He still has a plan for such a special guy. We miss him and love him just the way he is!!

Grove Family Homeschool said...

Dearest Martie, I know your pain and fear, for I have been there too when our Kaylee received her diagnosis. But Zak and Kaylee are so much more than an evaluation on a piece of paper, and we serve a mighty God of miracles. Our children are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and God's grace will be sufficient as you turn to Him for wisdom in raising Zak. Much love to you all ~ Beth ~

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

:( What can I possibly say? I'm sad that you are sad. But the Lord knitted him, and knows him, and has a special plan for him that I truly believe can only be accomplished with this "difference."

I do. I really do. And so, try hard to look for the beauty in the truth that Jesus doeth all things well.

Virginia said...

Martie, you must not be discouraged. That boy has blossomed under the love and care that you and Pastor have given him. You are taking such good care of him and he has everything he needs. God will give you the grace to move beyond this disappointment and focus on the blessing Zak has been to your family. God hears prayers and anything is possible with God.

Michelle said...

As a therapist who works with children on the autism spectrum, please know you are not alone. There are so very many parents out there dealing with the same thing, and I know it is difficult. Try not to focus on the piece of paper, but on his strengths, and passions, and build on them and know that there will be many blessings that will come as well.

Jodi said...

Martie, I'm so sad for you and your sweet boy. I know that God has a plan, and him being in your life and being just who he is are all part of it, but it's still hard to hear difficult news. Praying for strength for you and the power for Zak to be all that he can be!

A Note From Theresa said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Praying for you all.

Becky K. said...

I am so sorry for your pain.

I know those tears wept for expectations and hopes that seem impossible...however...I am at another point in that journey now and I would encourage you that nothing, absolutely nothing, is impossible with God!

I know you will be faithful as a parent...God will be faithful to Zak.

Praying for you.

Becky K.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry the results weren't as good as you'd hoped, but remember that we serve a Great God where all things are possible with HIM. Praying for your family.