Dear Jacob William August Klein,
I walk because I would venture anywhere to help you reach your potential. I walk because I am your mother.
I walk because you are a gift from God. You have made me a more useful person, a more fit mother, a better woman, and a more valuable human being.
I walk because you are mine. You are my miracle baby, the first and only grandchild on one side, the 13th grandchild on the other, but my only son, my only child.
I walk because you are diverse in many areas. I walk because people bully you because you are an individual. I walk to get a grasp on Asperger’s and all of its various dimensions.
I have become a strategist, a person full of resources, an educator, a volunteer, an advocate and your number one fan. I walk because Autism is not just who you are but also a huge part of ALL of our lives.
I walk because you are courageous. You face your demons every day and still maintain your dignity.
You view things in a more diverse aspect and have changed my perception and never fail to touch my heart. I walk because you are one in a trillion and I like that way.
I walk in order to listen to your stories about history and your monologues on video games and 3D animation.
I walk because I am perplexed. I walk for awareness and discovery as I am in search for the facts and truth.
I walk because you are powerful. I walk because everywhere we go, people are smitten with you.
I walk because every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with Autism. I walk for investigation and exploration.
I walk because I do not like the term “normal”. Your passion, compassion, honesty, your beautiful face, and your laughter are contagious. I walk because this is our destiny.
I walk to witness the future that belongs to you. I walk for the promise of tomorrow.
I walk because you are my inspiration and I love, adore and admire you. Always be yourself and you can never fail at anything. I walk because you are an extension of me.
Always on your side,