Yesterday’s impossibilities become today’s milestones before our very eyes. If you’re too busy worrying about tomorrow’s goals, you’ll miss them.
Their “expertise”, or lack thereof, isn’t limited to autism and the families affected by it. They will also judge anything else they don’t know.
Just because we have what some might see as an “excuse” doesn’t mean he doesn’t need to learn.
I struggle with this inner urge to spoil him rotten in lots of instances.
As they poke, prod, and check the charts, the doctors always remind you that you have “nothing to worry about.”
This moment meant more to me than these words can even explain because it was a moment that, at one time, I didn’t think would ever be possible.
For the first time in all our grocery outings, he was focused and tuned in to his surroundings. Rather than coming along for the ride, my boy was a willing co-pilot.
He did his usual strut across the front lawn on both his legs – even the crooked one that appeared ready to snap in half.
I knew what was coming. I think you do too. Her goodbye that day would be her final one.
If he suddenly stops tomorrow and begins sliding down the chute rather than climbing the ladder, I will still be proud to be his dad.