Prior to writing yesterday’s Blog, I had been diagnosed as severely autistic. The truth is that I merely had a speech impediment. But in Spain, if you have a speech impediment, everyone, including doctors, will assume that you are mentally deficient.
Luckily, because of my dad’s insistence, I attended elementary and high school with my friends. However, the teachers decided that they would not test me, in order to spare everyone the embarrassment of having to transfer me to another school. So, for fifteen years, I was spared the torture of taking tests.
My dad spoke to me two weeks ago and told me that I should consider joining a group home. It did not occur to anyone that I should consider attending college. I decided that instead, I would focus on God’s kingdom, on my role in the kingdom, and on God’s plan for me to see eternity.
After writing yesterday’s Blog, my speech impediment disappeared. I now speak as fluently as any other member of my family. I now have a greater hope than any other member of my family, and I pray that God’s will is done in their lives. I pray also that God’s purpose for me will manifest more fully than any plan of the devil.