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Making the Choice to Jump

The world changed two years ago with COVID. This is my daughter, and she has Autism. It makes sudden change hard in the best of times. But she did it, she graduated junior high!  All completed virtually. Gravity may keep us grounded but she still makes the choice to jump.

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Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
1 year ago

This is so beautiful Melissa – both the picture and the text are exceptionally moving. I have had several autistic students in my music studio over the years, and they’ve been my stars! Your daughter looks so much like you, and has her mother’s determination and strength. Blessings on her – and on you.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Lovely photo Melissa. My son has an autism spectrum disorder. I ended up having to home school him though because the school was so unhelpful, not giving him the extra support he needed. He’s done so well since then though. Very well done to her ?

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

Such a joyful photo Melissa that can’t help but bring a smile to the face. Lovely to see that your daughter’s hard work and determination has been rewarded. She has the qualities that will serve her well in the future.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Such a lovely photo and description, Melissa, that makes me feel proud of you both. I feel happy for you and your daughter. It is such a blessings for you.

Last edited 1 year ago by Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

You’re welcome. She is a blessing for you, Melissa.

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 year ago

I’m so happy for your daughter, Melissa. I know it isn’t easy raising an autistic child, I have a nephew who is autistic and I know what my sister has been through. It’s hard work indeed but most rewarding. Congratulations!

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