Marilu Schmier just wanted a normal kid — one that went to school and raced to recess with friends. But, the Orange County resident had a premonition that it would not be, even before her son Weston was born.
“The pregnancy was fine, but I just had a feeling that something would be wrong with him,” Schmier said.
Shortly after birth, Weston’s extreme sensitivity to his environment and his eventual inability to speak proved a devastating affirmation of Schmier’s greatest fears.
“The diagnosis was that he was mentally retarded and that he would end up being institutionalized,” Schmier said. “As a mom, when you’re given no hope, you start praying.”
Schmier, a devout Catholic, said as she prayed, she searched any signs — angels, saints and miracles — that aid was on its way.
“People started coming into my life — psychics and mediums. As a Catholic, it tested my faith. But, they continued to come into my life and tell me, ‘Weston is perfect as he is,’” Schmier said.
And so began a journey that re-directed Schmier’s view of her son and allowed her to discover Weston’s staggering “intellectual and spiritual” abilities — gifts that allowed him to learn other languages and speak to others telepathically.
“More and more people came into our lives who saw his gifts for math and for foreign languages — Japanese and Russian. I realized that there was a lot more to him than I understood,” she said. “People from all walks of life can hear him telepathically. He talks through his heart.”
Now 18 years old, Weston continues to be visited by spiritual mediums and guides from all over the world who confirm the same story — inside this young man is a world of words and ideas.
Schmier, along with her husband, is not able to communicate with her son, but deeply believes in his abilities to reach others with his own unique talent for heart talk.
And she is now reaching out to other parents to share Weston’s story and her own journey of understanding and faith.
Schmier said: “My message is to trust and see your children as perfect as they are. When I let go of the preconceptions of who (Weston) could be, that’s when the miracles happened.”
Residents can meet Schmier and learn about her book “Waiting for Weston” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Carrow’s Restaurant located at 24640 Madison Avenue in Murrieta.
To learn more, visit mariluschmier.com.
Kerri S. Mabee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter @kerrimabee.