Pride often rears its head in bitterness.

i went to Typers hell. Going to a movie is incredibly hard. My body is really impulsive, pulling in directions I can’t control. I almost didn’t last in the movie . I saw The Jungle Book. Being hushed is humiliating.  I realize everyone wants to hear the movie, but I really long to very much enjoy movies. Picture if your fried body psychologically can’t obey.  Be open to seeing the entire person and you will be blessed.

 

 

(Side note) The above is what Josh experienced after we went to the movie. I asked him if I could add a note at the bottom and he agreed. This is his mom. I felt terrible after reading this because it was very hard to hear about the hushing. I am guilty of doing that and it is a fine line where other people get to hear and we get to enjoy the movie also. We try very hard to be respectful of all parties, but he hadn’t been to a movie with me since we had had to leave the last time when several couples were extremely rude within  2 minutes of being there. He felt too guilty And that affected his body so much we ended up leaving. Just adding this to help you understand how much effort and determination it takes him to be able to accomplish this and that was what I told him when the movie ended. I was so proud he stayed and with each success we are able to move a little more forward.  We got to have a conversation about the movie after and I learned he wants to go see the batman movie lol. Anyway hoping this helps give you an insight into world Josh lives and decides to push through every day because he just wants to be able to do the things we so easily take for granted.  Thanks to all who read his blog and support him in his endeavors. We are so grateful and blessed to share so maybe one parent might rethink autism by hearing Josh’s thoughts.  God bless!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Pride often rears its head in bitterness.

  1. Colleen York

    Josh, keep on writing and keep on educating! That’s the only way others will understand the challenges you face every day with your body. Mom’s right, we all take for granted things like being able to sit through a movie in public. It’s a big struggle for those on the spectrum. I need to keep this story of yours in mind when I do my autism education presentations. I hope you don’t mind me using your life experiences as examples for those who don’t understand!

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  2. Casey

    Thank you for sharing this, Josh. We are making plans to hold Sensory Friendly Movies in our new facility at Optimal Rhythms / ACCESS Academy so no hushing will be needed. We purchased our license yesterday and hope to start scheduling movies next week! I hope you and others will make suggestions about what movies you want to see!
    Watch for updates on FB or at http://www.optimalrhythms.org

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  3. Amanda

    Good Afternoon Josh,

    I found your blog because I work out with your mother Cami at the gym. She’s a beast! 💪 But I also read about your story and finding a way to communicate in a newspaper article dating back to 2014. What an incredible journey this has been for you and your family. More importantly a testimony to others to never give up, to never lose hope, and to never lose your faith in God. You and your mother are such an inspiration to not only myself but to others. Keep up the good fight. Being a mother myself and having difficult times, your story made me realize to never stop and keep moving forward.

    You’re amazing and your blog is awesome!

    Have a great day!

    Amanda

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