Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

By Philip

This year I have so much to be thankful for. God loves me and has been so kind to me. Against many odds I was able to take regular classes this year. A few years ago I was in a segregated school and learning about letters and numbers up to 5. I was learning nothing new. Another waste of a year. I was measuring my life by the attacks I made on my teachers in protest of a good mind being made to address the most mind numbing work. I had been identifying coins for the last 3 years. It was boredom to say the least. Now I get to learn something new everyday. Practicing how to live in the real world means following how neurotypical people get to live. I am now getting to live among them.  I love it. I have to study like the next person. Opportunities are opening up to me everyday. I am blogging, writing for magazines, getting involved in autism missions, and doing more fun things. I can now ride a bike, go to sports events, go to church and Stockade, and I have more courage to try new things. I am thankful for so many blessings. I love that I now have a voice and have peace about being able to have more say in my life.

Watching a Michigan football game with Dad (first big sports event)

Copyright 2015 Philip Reyes.  All rights reserved.


  1. It's one thing to learn how to play scales. It's another to only play scales and never a song.