Monday, November 11, 2013

Autism Answer: My Brother--The Army Man!

My awesome brother, Chance!

It's Veteran's Day in the USA and Remembrance day in Canada... so I think I'll share a bit-- including a video!-- of our extremely good looking Army Guy!

When my mom chose to be on the front lines, fighting for the rights of my brothers, Chance was the first to fight too! Of course, it was many, many, many, many years before he learned who and how to fight in order to get the attention and respect he was struggling for. 

When my mom adopted him they gave her an ominous warning,"Be careful with this one. He's very angry and dangerous. You're going to have to teach his brothers to fight back." He was only five! 

Admittedly, he was very angry. His birth parents hadn't ever been kind or taught love. They were alcoholics and fighters. His birth mother said she'd kill herself if they tried to give the boys (there were three all together) back to her. His birth father took a social worker hostage once. So, the warning was understandable, but also served as a clue for how my new brother had been treated by those who claimed to be helping him. They were approaching him and even introducing him as angry and dangerous. It's not surprising that it took time for him to learn different. 

But, he did!

And today, he fights for us! Not only as a helicopter mechanic in the National Guard who has served two tours overseas, which is impressive on it's own. He's a fantastic and strong man, who is finally comfortable enough with himself to fight for freedom and equality in another important way. By sharing himself with the world, and offering insightful truths about his own challenges as a child.

Thank-you to all of the men and women who fight. 

They stand not for wars and weapons, but for freedom, equality, and aid. This video is a beautiful example of that!

My brother is a beautiful example of that!!

Hugs, smiles, and love!

Autism Answers with Tsara Shelton (Facebook)

Enjoy this video!!!!