Saturday, January 26, 2013

Something to Fight For

When I have tough days I find myself on Pinterest looking for words of inspiration, whether it's when I'm having a hard time at work, struggling with my faith, or feeling alone in this autism journey. It's been a really rough week - Jason and I are coming up to a time when we need to make some big decisions about JD's schooling and therapy. I'm a planner so to say I stress about the future is a major understatement. There's never a day that I don't worry about his life and think about how I could be doing a better job as his warrior mom. 

Sometimes I wonder why God gave JD to me. But it's in these weeks that I can see why. He knew that I'd fight for him, stress for him, plan for him, talk for him, cry for him, advocate for him. He knew that by giving JD to me, I would protect and love his angel and do anything in my means to give him the best life possible. 

Being an autism mom isn't easy, and some days I want to throw in the towel and wave the white flag of surrender. But instead each night I pick up the towel, wipe away the sweat and tears, wash it, dry it and hang it up nicely because I'm a STARTER in this game and I'll never let him down - he's counting on me to win. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Kicking Off 2013!

It's hard to believe it's already 2013, where does the time go? The kids went back to school today from their Christmas break and I have to say that I'm happy to get back to the normal routine! We had a wonderful holiday though - it was so much fun this year because JD really understood the concept of Christmas. He was really excited about Santa coming, and opening presents and having a "birthday party" for Jesus. He's growing up so fast!

His big present this year was a new bike and he loves it. It has taken him two years to learn how to ride a bike, but he's finally got it down. We're still working on using the brakes, but for now his feet work!