Tales from the Bonny Blue House

Monday, May 01, 2006

Song in Spring

This is a dreadful picture. The digital camera was not being cooperative last night at the parish spring concert. The various music ministries in the parish all performed. The adult choir, the school choir, the boys choir and the Life Teen band all did a wonderful job. Ryan may have his disabilities and his difficulties but here he shines. He sings on key and beautifully. Several people, some of whom we didn't know, made a point to compliment him. It was a proud momma moment. He has so few things which make him feel accomplished but music is all his. God gifted him with this ability and gave him the capcity to enjoy it. We are truly blessed by his talent and the dear people who foster it. His patient-beyond-words guitar teacher and his wonderful choir teacher and conductor. They all work with Ryan so well and understand his difficulties in a truly Christian way.


  • This picture and story are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing the moment--and your wonderful son--with us!

    By Blogger Alice, at May 01, 2006 8:09 PM  

  • Hi Mary Ellen

    Does your Ryan have autism? My 5 year old Malcolm has asperger's syndrome doe sand he loves music and singing and that interest is common across the autism spectrum

    By Blogger Karnak, at May 02, 2006 6:25 AM  

  • Yes Ryan is autistic. His formal diagnosis is PDD/NOS with OCD tendencies and he has epilepsy as well.

    By Blogger Mary Ellen Barrett, at May 02, 2006 6:29 AM  

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