posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 12:29 PM
So in several weeks my bestest Buddy in the world will be turning 6. Dang! Six!
This is part 2 of a thread I started last year before his 5th Birthday:
Yep, he's turning six. It's been a tumultuous year in my life to say the least. We've all heard the term that it's been a roller coaster ride.
Man. It certainly applies here. Had some great things happen, and some not so great things happen. But no matter what, one thing always made me pull
my boots up and keep on going. My Son. I'm lucky enough that I'm aware of how special every single second with him is. Nine years ago, I was given 6
months to live, and I'm glad to report that I am cancer free now for 8 years. I treasure every moment as though it will be my last on earth. That's
why I am so aware of everything, and NEVER sweat the small stuff.
Often times when I'm alone I reflect on things. This is another reflection.
Starting this past September, my son has been going to a school which is specifically designed for Autistic children. The difference in him is
absolutely astounding. The addition of PT, and OT have made such a difference. One year ago, he was so internalized. He would 'shut down' if there
were any deviation from his routine, or if there were any people he was unfamiliar with.
This year he caught his first fish. Started karate, and is up to his purple belt. EVERY day I have what's called 'story time'. It's exactly what
ti sounds like. He snuggles up to me, and I ask him what subject the story should be about. It's almost always a scary story with the monster(s) of
his choice. I make it up as I go along, and we always giggle at a silly ending. This year he started telling me stories. Gotta tell you, the kid has
an imagination! This year his vocabulary has grown exponentially. This year he learned how to dial a phone, and he memorized my number. I get quite a
few calls a day now - nothing brightens my day like one of those calls. This year he learned what death is. This year he learned the responsibility of
having his own pet fish. This year he learned that saying I love you has a real meaning to it. This year he started learning how to negotiate.
I am so proud of what he's accomplished, and can't wait to see what this year brings!
I Love You Little Dude!