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Intense isolation

"Intense isolation" Continued...

Issue: "Who will vote?," April 21, 2012

Alongside the worries is the other side of the paradox: blessing. Lisa says, "Marcus keeps our hope in heaven. ... We're not too attached to anything. We're just passing through. It's a blessing. It's a gift. ... I don't overanalyze or ask, Why me? It just is. There's a peace in that. God's got it. It's fine." She takes comfort in the explanation Jesus provides in John 9:1-3 about the man born blind: "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

She is also comforted by thoughts of heaven: "He'll be all perfect. ... I'll say to him, 'Mama wants to know what you've been saying all these years.'"

-April is Autism Awareness Month

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.

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