Connection.

My monkey throwing the ball to one of his two furry friends, Bella. πŸ’™ Love their connection! β™₯️

Grandparents’ Love

My mom called me at work today. She was very excited. She was telling me that she heard my son say the word Daddy. My son has been babbling a lot lately, and every now and then it sounds like he’s actually saying an actual word. She assured me he said Daddy. She assured me…

On his own. β€οΈπŸ’™

This is my non-verbal, seven year old son with autism. The day that we were diagnosed, about 5 years ago, the pediatric neurologist told us not to expect much from him. He said we would get our hopes crushed.My son has learned how to swim. He learned how to put his head slightly under the…

Your voice

My son started school this week. I’m so grateful that his teacher has first and second graders, which means we get to have the same teacher from last year. She’s the sweetest most patient person I have met. And we also get to keep both paraprofessionals! It’s a win win. This year, the first graders…

Pretty perfect.

So many times I hurt that my son doesn’t have friends. I compare him to my neurotypical daughter at that age, and how her life was filled with playdates, birthday parties, and sports. This drastic difference between them is so much that it’s difficult to grasp. But in all honesty, my son is happy. He…

Calm. πŸ’™β™₯️

The hubby is sick today. And it seems as if the monkey knows it. He’s been so calm and sweet. Which is exactly what my husband needs. πŸ’™β™₯️

Pushing boundaries.

My monkey keeps pushing his limits. Last year he started putting his head inside the water, for a few seconds but that was a lot for us.Now, he’s trying to swim while his head is in the water. We don’t tell him what he should do or how he should ask . We simply supervise….

Ms. M

Today was the last visit from our in home trainer for this school year. Every time she leaves, the monkey will run upstairs to see her one last time before she drives off. Thank you Ms. M. Our monkey has jumped hurdles this year, and we owe all of this to people like you. People…

Hope.

My monkey has become a runner. He starts to run if he sees something, or if something doesn’t appease, him or just because. Usually it is unexpected and catches us off guard. I wrote about how he ran away from me while I was trying to open our door and ran down the street. On…