Love, Tears and Autism

Cecily Paterson
Cecily Paterson

When Cecily prayed that God would teach her to really love people, she was hoping that the answer would be easy. She didn’t expect to have her life turned upside down, her dreams shattered and her priorities rearranged.

Just weeks after her prayer, Cecily’s three year old son was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), and Cecily and her husband started out on a journey which would be physically hard, emotionally draining, intellectually challenging and spiritually exhausting. And yet the road would lead to love – real, honest, true, gritty love.

In this Focus on the Family podcast (audio above), Cecily honestly shares the impact that being a parent of a child with autism has had on her – both the triumphs and the trials.

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