About Me

I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

JETT'S LEGACY...

I am numbed by the recent news of John Travolta's and Kelly Preston's son Jett's death. Really, truly numbed.
I look at pictures of Jett from a very young age and then into his teenage years and I see my youngest and my oldest children. They have very dark hair with great eyes, just like Jett.
When I see the pictures of Jett Travolta, I see a child who was deeply loved and adored..you can just see this from his face. You also see the same expression in his parent's eyes when they are in his presence.
I am not a Scientologist, but I get their reasoning in the reincarnation philosophy.
How can a human with such soul on Earth, as Jett had, not continue on and possibly become something even greater in his next life. I like to believe that this life is not all we have to offer. I believe we take our experiences from our life here on Earth and continue on....hopefully being better in our next life.
How can this be all that there is?

I truly do not care if John and Kelly are Scientologists....I could give a rat's behind if Jett was ever diagnosed with Autism....does that really, truly matter?

I have been a fan of John Travolta's for 3 decades. I had his posters on my walls, much to my Mother's chagrin. I have seen Urban Cowboy over 100 times...sad, but true. Remember, I was an Agriculture Education major and on the Rodeo Team in college!

What I hope we all learn from Jett Travolta is that life is so short...much shorter for many. I love how the Travolta's have stated that they are thankful for the time they had with their son. I am positive that Jett felt the same. He was blessed to have them for parent's and they were even more blessed to be able to say they were the parent's of Jett Travolta. Rest in Peace Jett!!!!
Thanks to you, this mother of 6 hugs her kids just a bit tighter at night when I tuck them in...

4 comments:

Domestic Goddess said...

I, too, do not care that he was diagnosed. If he even had autism to begin with. What mattered is that they loved him and accepted him for who he was and did their very best to make him happy and loved.

leila said...

I had posters of John Travolta all over my bedroom walls too! I remember feeling sad for him when he lost his girlfriend to cancer, and now I feel even more because losing a young son is definitely the worst experience a human being can have. Not to mention the because his son had a disability, probably autism, hits close to home.

I do think it's unfortunate that Scientology has so many misconceptions regarding science and mental illness. However it's impossible for us to know if their religion played any role in Jett's treatments or therapies for whatever disability or health problem he had. The Travoltas kept that part of their lives private, and it's their right to do so.

Jason said...

Yes, I the Travolta's kept it quiet for a reason. My grandma always told me some things you keep quiet from the rest of the world. All that matters is that you are treated fairly like anybody else and loved. Though, sometimes it does matter if its autism in certain instances to be able to help.

Laura said...

Their love for their son was unconditional, the father/son bond strong. It appears that they may have put their love for their son before their religion, insofar as they gave him depakote. So I have only sympathy. Indeed, he was probably cared for and loved more than many formally diagnosed kiddos.