Friday, April 27, 2007

Going global

This is about the coolest thing ever.

A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from a blogging dad who has a four-year-old child with autism. That, in itself, is not unusual. Here's where it gets cool: This dad, Sharon G., lives in Israel and was writing to ask for permission to translate some of my posts into Hebrew and post them on his blog to make them accessible to an Israeli audience.

The first post is here. I am honored beyond words.

Actually, I do have one word, for anyone in Israel who surfs over from Sharon's blog:

Shalom.

18 comments:

kristen said...

Shalom, indeed! Your post brought a big smile to my face...what a great and wonderful thing.

mothersvox said...

Wow, Mom! Mom, Wow!

I like the way wow looks next to your name and this is a genuine wow-mom-ent!

Congrats!

Teal said...

In Hebrew, the word for mother is ima (ee-mah). Ima-nos? Ima rocks!

Niksmom said...

What a wise man to recognize the writings of a wise Mom! Your Bud stories always make me feel something deep (joy, laughter, frustration for you/Bud, etc.).I think that's a universal connection that we parents of exceptional children gravitate toward intuitively.

I love reading your posts; they hold out for me the hope that the journey we are embarking upon isn't always going to feel so stressful and alone. Thanks.

Niksmom (http://maternalinstincts.vox.com)

mcewen said...

Super - sounds like a world uniting and all that soppy stuff!
Cheers

Moi ;) said...

That is really cool!!!!

How do you say that in Hebrew? :D

kristina said...

Ping an.

Linda said...

Congrats on going Global!! You are truly a gifted writer. I am passing your blogs on to my sister-in-law whose son is on the spectrum. I have no doubt she will enjoy reading your words as much as I have.

VtBudFan said...

So, about that book you were thinking of writing....

:)

gretchen said...

This gives me chills MOM. Super duper cool. We all speak the same language, whether we translate Bud's "french" into English, Hebrew, Tubbie-ese...

Christine said...

And what a great post to start with!

kyra said...

WOW! shalom and mazel-tov!!! how exciting! i love the way the post looks in hebrew. very cool!

Sharon G. said...

Much Shalom.

It's a honor for me to read this post. I'm really excited.

And I would like to express my gratitude and honor for allowing me the translation.

The name of my young blog is "In the eyes of the beholder" as I think autism is, for non-autistics, mainly what they (researcher, therapist, teacher and of course especially parent) want and try to see and what they look for. I really love to read your writing, point of view and insights. You share information and experience that I find to be educating.

And I like to read about what you see in your eyes. You have kind and good eyes.

Many thanks and best wishes.

sharon

Drama Mama said...

MOM, this post was so touching and inspiring. I REALLY love the comments- everyone is so unified, and seemingly six degrees of separation away. I loved that Sharon's title is that autism is being " in the eye of the beholder". Super cool.

I also just want to add that DAD NOS' obvious love and adoration for you is inspiring and touching.

Mommyof3 said...

"kind and good eyes" What we hope for ourselves and "the beholders." What a beautiful connection in so many ways. Thanks, Mom-Nos and Sharon G. Shalom. Congratulations!
Mommyof3

bigwhitehat said...

Outstanding.

Mike said...

Dad-NOS,

Good to hear from you, I share your opinions. This is a wonderful place to visit and to learn.

I think that Bud is getting all of the love and support he so richly deserves from both of you.

Encourage Mom to keep expressing her thoughts.

Professor said...

mazel tov.