A day in the life of a mom raising a teenager and a child with autism. I believe that it's not what we receive, but what we give away that defines us. I want to give away all that I have learned and experienced in hopes that it will help families raising a child with autism or any disability. This is my candid journal where I open up my world and share my joys, knowledge, lessons, disappointments, challenges, frustrations, fears and successes - one day at a time.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
This is Why We Never Give Up! We Live For Moments Like This!
There is nothing better than the days when your children - who what we want most is for them to grow up to be healthy, happy and as good people - show you how amazing they are and how much they love you! This birthday was that for me. My wonderful brilliant Evyn with whom I have the most amazing and sometimes challenging relationship ever, was so kind, supportive and loving all week and she topped off my birthday with taking me to dinner, and giving me a gift card to treat myself to a mani-pedi! She spent $100 on me, which had been gifted to her, quite a big deal for my unemployed daughter.
Then came Nick, who played and sang Happy Birthday to me on the piano. He only recently began taking lessons, and I don't know which of us was prouder as he played for mom!
This is why we never give up, we live for days like this. Thank you God!!!