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July 20, 2006



You have such a gift for writing...I never really saw that before. Sure, you write a lot about life and such, but I really saw your skills come out when I read the journaling for this page. You've got a real gift for expressing yourself. :) ::hugs::


That was beautiful and very moving. I agree with Nicole about your writing. You have a great talent, here.


I love this. Absolutely love it.


Thank you for sharing such a personal page! I also have a 6-year old son that is not like all the "other" kids. Your words reminded me how precious each and every one of our children are and to cherish them every day! Your little boy is absolutely beautiful and he and your whole family are heroes for facing difficulites with such a wonderful attitude!

corinne delis

this is such a wonderful, no perfect way to describe your son, absolutly wonderful!


Erika Martin

Thanks to all of you for your kind words! You all ROCK!!!


Erika, I love what you wrote! I'm also glad that Zach was born at this point in time, not 30 years ago, when I was in college and studying autism. That was truly the dark ages where ASD is concerned! I teach piano and I have two autistic boys - brothers - one has more difficulties than the other. I also taught another boy for 5 years (he recently quit piano) and the mom has been in denial until just recently and isn't really getting help for her son. It makes me really sad... I knew what he had when I met him when he was in 1st grade. He was diagnosed in 4th and now he's in 6th and if he had had some help sooner, he wouldn't stand out so much in junior high, if you know what I mean.

I'm just saying that to say that I do know just a bit of what you're dealing with, and I applaud you for getting EARLY intervention for Zach. I would also like to know more about what he's like now - you wrote this two years ago. I will see if I can find a postcard to send him too.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mary Anderson

Erika, you not only have the gift of designung beautiful cards but you have the gift of words. I hope that one day this story that you have written will be published in one of the many magazines out there. You are brilliant in ever thing that you do.



Wow, what a beautiful page. you have a wonderful gift for sharing a story. And what an awesome gift you have in your view of a difficulty. Thank you for sharing with us!


I just happened to come across your blog and card page and I can't express how grateful I am that I did! I am truly in ore of you and your beautiful family, I have read your blogs and never before have entry's made me laugh, cry and just think about things as much as your pages have done you truly are an inspiration to us all and I can only hope for more people like you in this world I am deeply touched by your 'story' so far and can't wait for the rest! My post card from Newcastle, UK is on its way, take care Erika and stay wonderful

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