Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Grateful...



Today I am feeling so grateful for family and friends who are in Bryant's life. It is such a huge blessing to have friends that understand Bryant and create time in their busy schedules for us to come to their house for play dates.  It has been so helpful for Bryant, and he has started to WANT to play with other kids (although if he doesn't know who you are he will still bolt ha).  

My sister-in-law posted this blog article on my facebook wall.  I love how this mother describes Autism.  So many things hit home to me (especially Bryant's ear covering when he walks into a situation he doesn't know). I'm at this point where I still think, with therapy, that Bryant can overcome a lot of his anxieties, but it was interesting to see an older kid with autism and how his mom deals with it. Who knows if this is our future or not, but I really respect this mom for dealing with it in such a positive way. Thank goodness Bryant doesn't do any scripting, that would be difficult I think. 
 If you have the time to read it (it's pretty short), I definitely think you should.  Your (future) kids will most likely be going to school with kids just like Bryant and it is good to have an understanding of  how their minds work. :)

6 comments:

Deborah said...

I love her blog. I love the way she explains the "why" of Autistic behaviors in a way that we can all understand. thank you for the pump. You have NO idea how helpful it's been the last week with all our Austen drama. Life. Saver.

Christin Foscarini said...

Thanks for the Link! I loved it! Hope all is well.

Tiffany Johnson said...

Hey Friend. What's funny is you say you are grateful for friends and taking time out of schedules, but really, I am the one grateful for you. I love having you as a friend and I love hanging out. The girls and I absolutely love our playdates. We just have to keep them up. :-) I'm heading out to read that article right now. Thanks for the post!

Love ya!

Kelly said...

wow, that is so awesome. I seriously have such a soft spot in my heart for kids with Autism. After teaching art and music in the preschool for children with Autism, I grew a new kind of Christ-like love and understanding for people with hair dryer brains or anyone in general that may be different in society. I dont know Bryant but I love him and I love you and your an awesome mommy. Keep up the great work. You were meant for it.

Marce said...

I love you Bec, and wish every day we could have you over for playdates. you guys are the cutest! and Tiff's girls are so darling. miss you all.

johnpeterjohn said...

such a cute kids! im loving their smile.. their smile made my day:)
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