Brothers and Sisters

Many of you already know that our oldest son, Ryan, has autism. He is with an agency about 2 – 2 1/2 hours southeast of our home and we try to get down to see him every 4-6 weeks. We decided to head down for a visit on Sunday and our other son, Josh, asked to go along. It was very nice having the kids together in one place and Lili especially enjoys spending time with her brothers.

Thanks to autism, Ryan sees the world differently from others. So at 29 years of age he eagerly climbs aboard the merry-go-round at the park and enjoys the ride. Maybe this world would be a much better place if we were all willing to jump on the merry-go-round in our adult lives and take a spin.

In case you were wondering why Lili enjoys spending time with her brothers, here’s a clue. (Sorry for the pictures quality. I was on the other side of the park and zooming in to try and capture a shot of Josh and Lili)
Lili pulled Josh all over the park and he willingly followed. What a great big brother!

Naomi’s idea of a good time at any park is swinging.


  1. I agree. I think we do all need to jump on the merry-go-round on occasion. And swing. What a good family day together. Still thinking of you all!

  2. sooo wonderful that they can enjoy each other so much. that's what family is all about – being together and loving it!! thanks for the pictures! i love to see your girls and their smiles. and the merry-go-round was just what i needed to see today!

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