From the bottom of my heart

A few months back I wrote a post called when the waves stop (you can read in the link), that my boy would be performing at Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Pittsburgh. Yes, my boy did perform during Navaratri and it was a success story. We did not record but were surprised when friends sent me messages saying they saw him play on SV Temple, YouTube page.

But it did not stop there. The temple keeps playing all the programs on their TV throughout the day and the Head priest and another main priest came to us personally and blessed my boy saying what a wonderful job he was doing. We were a bit confused. All the music programs keep running on a loop at the temple and him playing also comes in one turn.

Today we went to the Temple and were surprised to see his face on the temple tv monitor and we felt elated.

A few days after the program in September, I found a music teacher online from based in India, who does music therapy and teaches vocal singing. We started in October . He now sincerely practices his music lessons along with playing the keyboard.

Two weeks back Pittsburgh Tamil Sangam offered us a wonderful opportunity and as an autism awareness cause my son played beats to a music sung by his music teacher. This was for a much bigger crowd and on a bigger stage than the temple.

As I type this blog, I feel obligated from the bottom of my heart to my Indian community for supporting me and my son. This also has caused me to be a bit nervous since I now know there is a ton of potential with my son and along with him I too need to put in an effort to help him grow.

I do need motivation from every source, but today Lord Venkateshwara gave us that blessing.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “heart.”

11 responses to “From the bottom of my heart”

  1. Hi Uma, I watched Ani with the bells. He did not seem nervous at all. I think he is very brave to perform in front of such a big audience. I could understand some of what you were saying but I think you were also speaking in your native language. You are brave too, having a son with autism has given you opportunities to do different activities you probably would not have been imagined you would do. Plus I get to learn about your religion and about autistic persons and how much they can accomplish.

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  2. Congrats to your son, he did well and that was not short either 💕.

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  3. How lovely! What a wonderful community!

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    1. Awareness happens but just needed to be patient.

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  4. Congratulations to you and your son 👍

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    1. Thank you so much 😊!

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