I know I am a little late in posting this, but it had to be shared!! Justin hasn’t been able to go to Scouts in the last 4 months. Half that time he was having meltdowns, and the other times my husband was out of town. So Justin missed making the Father’s Day gift.
My husband didn’t even get to go to church on Father’s Day—he had to take care of Justin. Imagine my surprise when the Webelos leader came up to me and handed me this…
The card says, “The Webelos made the pencil holder for Justin. It was a gesture to help him make it for you. We all love Justin and we also think you are a wonderful Dad. Happy Father’s Day.”
I cried. Big surprise, I know—but seriously, how thoughtful is that!! Not only did the Webelos leaders think of Justin and his dad, but the Webelos were taught compassion that night--and how to show empathy. Something they are VERY good at already, but it was still a remarkable life lesson. They not only thought about Justin not being there, but the impact of Justin not being able to tell his dad how wonderful he is. Those are words that as Justin’s parents we don’t get to hear. It was a small thought that had a huge impact on me, and I’m sure the boys as well. Another great Autism and scouting experience!!