Being a mom can be a tough job sometimes. All you want is the best for your kids, but that does not always happen. Mom-of-three Tricia Klein knows better than some how difficult the world can be towards children.
Her son Timothy, now 7-years-old, was diagnosed with nonverbal autism at the age of 2. Tricia and her family has learned to adapt to his needs over the years. Despite his struggles, Timothy is very much like other little boys his own age. He enjoys swimming, playing sports, and watching videos.
However Tricia has had to decline many birthday party invitations on his behalf because his autism makes it difficult for him to be able to interact with large groups of people. One day, Timothy brought home an invitation that changed that.
Timothy came home with an invitation to a birthday party for his classmate Carter. Like the other invitations, Tricia was ready to decline until she noticed a handwritten note at the bottom. She saw the Carter’s mom had written on it,
“Carter sat beside Timothy at school and he always talks about him. I really hope he can come. We are renting a bounce castle that we can attach a small bounce slide at the bottom. We will also have water balloons and water guns. Maybe Timothy can come earlier in the day if it would too much with the whole class. Let me know so we can make it work.”
The note touched Tricia that another mother was willing to make it work so Timothy could enjoy the party as well.