Lessons from A Remarkable Five-Year-Old About Living Life Wide Open
I LOVE THIS BOOK! This book is from the perspective of a 5 year old autistic boy! It is filled with God’s promises and candid truths about the realities of life! This 5 year old is the author’s first adopted child. Autism is NOT who he is. The author makes sure that we all know that in the beautiful memories from the stories that make up this book! My 10 year old has Asperger’s, and I am often taught lessons from GOD through him.
All of the lessons throughout this book are written great and it feels like I am chatting with a friend! I love that the author covers things that I often wonder myself. This book is a very easy read and I just love her writing style! Each story is inspiring and encouraging.
The author, Lauren Casper, is an advocate for adoption and autism. She has several books in the books but this is her first book. I cannot wait to read more of her books in the future!
Popular blogger Lauren Casper shares poignantly simple yet profound wisdom about removing the barriers we construct around our hearts and doing life full-on, all from the least expected source: her five-year-old son, Mareto. For Lauren Casper, living with her five-year-old autistic son, Mareto, is a lot like playing the telephone game. He blurts out little phrases that have their origin in something he saw or heard, but by the time they make their way through his mind and back out of his mouth they’ve transformed—often into beautiful truths about living a simple, authentic, love- and joy-filled life. Mareto has a number of mantras, scripted phrases he says over and over. They seem silly at first, but as Casper has thought about them over time, she’s realized he is actually sharing important life lessons. From “it’s okay about it,” a simple reminder that even when things are painful or difficult, things will be okay because of the God who promises never to leave or forsake his children, to “you’re making me feelings,” which teaches the importance of leaning into one’s emotions and, in doing so, sharing a piece of oneself with loved ones—Mareto’s simple yet profound wisdom is a reminder to embrace the broken beauty of life, to believe in a God bigger than human comprehension, to love others even when it doesn’t make sense, and to find joy in unexpected places. For all those looking to recapture the faith, simplicity, wonder, hope, courage, and joy of life, It’s Okay About It provides a guide to look inward and live outward, to discover the most wide open and beautiful life possible.
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