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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lost Little Soul - Updated - FOUND

Good morning everyone!  I'm hoping everyone is having a wonderful week so far.  I'm looking forward to a busy week of preparations for the annual fundraiser where I work with developmentally disabled adults.  It is our mission to aid them in being as independent as they can possibly be, yet still provide guidance and services to enhance a wonderful life amongst their friends. 

This morning I woke to a sad report of an eight year old missing autistic boy.  Yesterday morning he ran off from his schoolyard fleeing into the San Bernadino Mountain woods.  It is with a burdened heart that I share this news, hoping that someone, anyone, is able to locate and assist this young soul back to his home and family.

to seek safely those
who love the world with eager
eyes and open hearts

to see things with eyes
differently yet the same
to simply seek love

to feel the scary
things in life, yet know in hearts
unburdened of fear

to feel the longing
of hope for this lost soul now
please bring him today

into the arms of
loved ones burdened missing him
back to his safe world

The weather where he is lost is beginning to rain, with thunderstorms present.  Due to his autism, typically, he would be afraid of strangers and loud noises.  May we all hold him in our hearts and prayers... may God hold him in the cradle of his love... may those who are searching be gentle in their hearts and bring him home safely.


Local News just broke that little Joshua has been found and is eating and drinking.  The area he was found in was very rugged terrain.  They are helicoptering in a medical team to evaluate his condition, but he is ALIVE!



Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Positive thoughts & prayers being sent to him, holding the image of him safe, secure and being found by his loved ones.

Aayushi Mehta said...

This was a beautiful poem. Touched me in many ways.

Praying for him.

Friko said...

I hope he will be found safe and sound.

seasideauthor said...

A sweet write with a happy ending! YAY!

Myrna R. said...

I didn't realize you worked with deveopmentally delayed adults. Prior to retirement I was a behavior therapist for this population. I learned so much. How blessed you are to do such a wonderful service.

I'm glad the little boy was found.