For many that know my son’s father was unable to be around him physically for 4 1/2 years of his life. Although, he was well aware of what was going on with his twin. For 1 1/2 he was a present father, and it was hard not being around his child. I remember the phone call we had when I told him our son was diagnosed with Autism he wanted to understand what exactly it was.
In a random event he was able to come home. We thought about how our son would react and it was like he had never left. This little person who looked just like him, gravitated to him and seemed to remember exactly who he was. So much so that he kicked me to curb, for him. If you know my Potato he has been stalking me for the better part of almost 6 years.
All the professional said, once his dad is around he will do way more by copying him. I was very skeptical. Surprised to say, he is doing more self care, seems like small beans. But the fact that he is brushing his hair, teeth and using the potty way more. All thanks to watching and emulating his father is short of amazing. When I told his dad, he understand that although it seemed small, he was a big deal. Our son shows off and shows his dad exactly what he knows how to do.
I’m looking for more progression. All the elements have come and he will be doing a lot more. We are extremely proud of him. But watching their relationship and bond grown is amazing.
Fathers are important to our children. This has been a blessing and I cannot wait to see more.
Now every year I participate in an Autism Walk, this year I am doing the Autism Speaks walk on Oct. 14th!! If you would like to support please click the link:
Also, G.F.T Radio will be sponsoring the walk and we made hoodies, shirts and sweat shirts. All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks!!
I thank you in advance for those that wish to support!! Also, if you live in the area, you can meet up and walk with us!!
This weekend, my Potato was invited to a birthday party at Pump It Up and he just couldn’t get with it. I pretty sure he had was is called a sensory overload. I tried to get him to play but he just wanted me to sit there next to him and watch the other kids play. I kinda of felt bad watching him be unable to enjoy this venue. I tried to engage him with the small balls they had in a basket but he simply put them back and sat back down as if he was looking for a safe area.
As we moved into another room, he sat down on another bench. I finally got him engaged with the floor game:
This was pretty much all he would do. I felt so bad for him but then I thought to myself, he found a way to enjoy himself even if it was away from all the other kids.
I was bothered because I never seen him like that. He just wanted me there next to him. When it was time to leave, he didnt even fight to leave. I believe if he could’ve said ‘Mommy, let’s go he would’ve.”
But I will take this a learning lesson for us both. I will continue to take him places and let him experience different things. I don’t know if we will go back to this place, unless he can handle it.
Its Autism Awarenss Month and I’m a proud mother of an autistic son!! Not many people can deal with special children like my son, but it’s truly a testimony that God has his hands in my life and my families life. Watching my son Xaveir these last 5 years have been a special kind of journey, that God has given me the tools to handle. Everyday isn’t perfect, some days are harder than most. But everyday that he surpasses a goal, shows me my faith is true! Thank you to everyone who has listened, helped, encouraged, supported and watched him to give me a break! 💙💙💙💙
I know your probably wonder so she got her son a hair cut, nothing special about that. Well actually its a big deal! This is the first time he got one and didn’t get upset ot cry. He sat and just let him cut his hair.
I was so proud of him! Also, this week he said, “I love you”. My baby is talking more and surprising me everyday!