THIS IS A LETTER I RECEIVED FROM MY FRIEND, CHRISTINA GUZMAN. HER SON, NICK GUZMAN IS A TALENTED SINGER WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE ASD. NICK APPEARS IN MY FILM “ARTS” PERFORMING “SINCE WE’RE FRIENDS” A SONG WRITTEN FOR HIM BY JOEY TRAVOLTA AND COMPOSER JEFF LASS.

Keri, after our conversation yesterday about independence, I felt the need to cut some of my strings with Nick. SO this morning when he got dressed to run and since I was sick…Nick went on his own.He called happily on his way back saying things went well.

It took a little longer than I would have expected but I just let it go. Finally he comes in the front door smiling and proud. He is standing there holding two booklets and I said what are those? He say’s “Oh just some stuff the neighbors gave me to read”. I look at them and see that they are Jehovah Witness pamphlets.

I broke into a huge belly laugh, which Nick did not get. I was so worried about him being bit by a dog, a confrontation by a bully, being hit by a car or something of that nature. It felt really good to set him free..I think I will be doing more of this. Thank you Keri for that inspiration. I needed to confront those issues I had.Big warm heartfelt hugs,

Christinna/Mama Bear