As I sit here scrolling through my thoughts like one scrolls through news feeds, I’ve come to conclude the following. Life is a journey that will indefinitely take you through unpleasant neighborhoods, but if you keep your destination in mind it’s well worth the trip.
Don’t forget to do something nice for yourselves everyone once in awhile.
Christian competed in the 2015 Special Olympic and won an award in all of his competitions. He won a Bronze Medal in the 50 meter race, a Silver Medal in the relay race and a ribbon in the standing long jump. I am so proud of my little athlete! Since he’s more into sports now I’m going to look into extra curricular activities outside of school also.
Today started kind off rocky. I went to bed earlier last night but woke up more tired than ever. We missed the school bus so I drove Christian to school, which I love doing, but we left 10 minutes later than I planned so then we had to rush. Traffic plus running late equals not the way I wanted to start the day.
I’ve got a lot of stuff going on right now, so I drove to work with a really defeated mindset. However, the day turned around with a lot of small nudges in areas that meant a lot to me…areas that only God knows I had grown weary in. It’s such an amazing feeling when HE takes the time to remind you that HE hasn’t forgotten about your concerns.
As I sit here slumped down on the couch, I can’t help but to feel guilty for wanting just 1 more day of rest. Another day of getting up after the sun has risen and not before. Why oh why does the weekend seem like Saturday is the only day that you can fully enjoy? Friday you spend winding down from the week and Sunday you spend preparing for Monday.
Sigh…and now I feel guilty for complaining because a lot of people wish that had the life that I have. Ok, I’m done complaining; my super mom cape is hanging in the closet still warm from me just taking off. After 6 hours of sleep super mom will back in action!
So lets delve right into it! Today I reached another milestone; I registered Christian for his first after school program! In addition to being fun, I think this will give him more practice being independent(practicing his big boy skills). As I was signing him up for the program all of these ideas came to mind of how to transition him from going to my mom’s house after school to going to an after school program. Everything from arranging a visit prior to his first day there to how to explain his new routine to him came to mind. Then it hit me…”does he need help transitioning to a new routine, or do you?”
Christian typically does well with new things and doesn’t really get caught up in routines. Me on the other hand, has to know ever single detail of everything from start to finish a week in advance to feel comfortable with new routines. I thought people with autism had trouble adjusting to change. Hmmm….makes me wonder if I have spectrum tendencies. At the very least I’m a parent trying to learn how to let her first child grow up without blocking any progress. There lies another mountain to conquer.
Let’s see….where do I start? Life’s been a real rollercoaster for the last 5 months. Some days were good, some bad, some productive, some not so productive and many were spent trying to figure out what my next move was going to be.
One big highlight is that Christian and I moved 3 months ago. Our new place has a couple of hundred more square feet of which some will be transformed into Autism But Life Goes On office space. I’m looking to get A.B.L.G.O products made; things like mouse pads, pens and stress balls. I’m also looking into attending fairs and meetings to meet and support families touched by autism.
One thing is for sure….I am soooo glad to be back!
I’ve been away from the site for awhile preparing things so that A.B.L.G.O can be better than ever. I have lots of new experiences to share and resources to add to the Resource page. I’ll start to unfold things on Sunday, March 15th. The countdown is on!