Going to the playground was not a “walk in the park” for me. For the longest time, I always needed nanny to help me bring the 3 kids to the playground or at least pick-up one of the twins, so I can take twin # 2 😉 and Ian home without a fuss.
Today I declare VICTORY! I brought the 3 kids to the playground and back and nanny was surprised that I didn’t call her to bring Nathan’s wheelchair or to make sure Amor that followed us home.
Since I had to assist Nathan to walk, I couldn’t guide Amor home, or pull her out of danger at the driveway. But she followed and sensibly moved out or harm when cars drove by.
Nathan walked to the playground and back, without whining for his wheel chair. Amor agreed to go home once time was up and transitioned well. Transitioning is one of her biggest challenges. And Ian…was the great kid as usual.
I’m counting life’s abundant blessings! Well, maybe playground time will soon be a walk in the park!
I was so happy bringing the 3 kids to the playground, I just had to take a photo. I must have felt that the day was going to end well.
Amor (diagnosis: Global Developmental Delay) got younger Brother, Ian’s, avengers book and started asking questions about some of her favourite heroes. Ian was happy to answer as they flipped through the pages.
Since they both enjoy adventure, I was soon listening to their amazing conversation which was so neurotypical.
This is such a big celebration for me. When Amor was younger, she would all of a sudden stop talking or simply walk away if her peers started asking her questions. My friend’s daughter would come to me puzzled asking, “Why isn’t Amor answering me?” I didn’t realise that it was because responding to their questions at the rate they required, was too difficult for Amor. Playing alone or walking away was the easier option for Amor.
I am so blessed by the comfort that these incidents bring me. Praise God for healing!
So you all know that Amor is now very conversational and inquisitive, when she was hardly speaking at age 3. Nathan has good eye-contact, craves to play with me, and can spontaneously and persistently express his desires when he was completely withdrawn and unresponsive, even to his name, at age 5.
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