Thursday, 18 October 2007

We made it back!

Well we made it back! My cat has now disappeared and the neighbours have battened down their hatches!

Thankfully no one committed suicide, but a few signals died so I missed all my connections. The ‘nice’ taxi driver drops me off at the sea front, I cant go all that way and not see the sea. Then a mad dash up to the school.

And there he was, im sure another inch taller (now over 6 foot!). He smiled at me, only a flicker, but it was a smile! Wow, that was a first! And then he started head banging the nearest wall, time we departed! Some autistic people find it difficult to transfer things, so I shouldn’t be at the school! Its too confusing for him.

The journey back wasn’t too bad? I had to contain myself, I just wanted to hug him chat to him, tell him things, ask him questions. Not that he can answer. But he finds human voices and touch to hard to tolerate, so we sit in silence, me with my nose in a book, every now and again stealing a glance at him with a big grin on my face! He- licking the window, watching the world race by with his fingers in his ears.
Over the next 4 hours we get many stares, one old lady laughs at him hysterically, haven’t seen that reaction before, and some teenagers remarked rather loudly that they were going to another carriage. But this is nothing, and I do have to remember people don’t often see the likes of C. But I wish they weren’t so blatant about it.

Anyway, got home, really big smiles and ear piercing screams.! Which melt my heart! I put on a DVD and he strips off.

My heart has stopped melting as I can smell poo….got to go! (For those of you with young kids that smear, just you wait till they get to 6 foot! You need a step ladder!)

48 comments:

Elissa said...

A smile when you arrived to pick him up - how wonderful!!!
It's so lovely to hear that he's happy to be home. Enjoy your time!
xx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

C will be smiling inside. To see you, the one person in his life who has given him everything will be his own music.

Take care and have a wonderful time with your beautiful son.

Crystal xx

Tera said...

I love feeling the smile you speak of! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Jen said...

What a treat to get a smile! I hope you have a lovely time together.

Elizabethd said...

So glad the journey wasnt too bad. Lovely to have him home.

Suffolkmum said...

The smiles and the shrieks say it all! Glad you got home without too many delays or problems.

lampworkbeader said...

So pleased to hear about the rewarding smile. You deserve it.

Suzy said...

You know exactly what that "flicker"of a smile means...
He's overjoyed to see you!!!

I can feel your joy and his, here in the States.
Have a great time with C.
Love,
Suzy

Nancy said...

A smile means the same in any language.

I'm happy for you that you have him home smiling and screaming =)

How long will he be home ?

BBC said...

I think that you need your own transportation. We have a para transit system here. It's used by folks like you and your son. They pick you up at your door and take you where you need to go without the hassle of putting up with others. For just 75 cents.

It's just a local system though, they wouldn't take you six hours away, I don't think so anyway.

You should get a gold star, have you gotten a gold star recently? Or a hug? Hugs.

Wade said...

Nowhere else in the world will you find a glow like the one a child give his mother!

Odat said...

Yeah Smiles are good things!!
Bless you and 'C'!!!
(Did you find your cat???)
Peace

Christy said...

I cannot believe he smiled! That is wonderful to hear. He recognized you and for a fleeting moment knew the feeling of happiness. I love it!

abstractjenn said...

Excellent that you made it home - and that ghost of a smile I'm sure was a big wide grin on the inside. I'm glad you are so happy to have C home and C is lucky to have someone who loves him as much as you do.
How long is the visit for?

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Thts so sad people leave the carriage because of him. The only time I'll leave a carriage on a train is when some drunk throws up on it.

Casdok said...

Its not just trains! We have emptied, cafes, pubs, shops etc etc!
It is a shame but on the other hand we do get places to ourselves!!

Beth said...

Repeating what so many others have said, but so happy to hear about C's smile for you!

Chopski said...

I hope you have a good time with C at home!

Paul F. said...

Can't you rent a car for a day instead of taking the train?

Niksmom said...

This made me smile a lot...even the carriage-leaving idiots and the smearing. C is home and he smiled when he saw you. As another blogger wrote about her son in a post today (jenniferggg at Pinwheels) all she had to do was love him. C knows you do. :-)

Jade said...

That quick smile is something to live for, I can attest to that. My heart is with you during this bitter sweet time.

You are definitely one of the strong ones I speak of in my most recent post.

Casdok said...

BBC thank you for the gold star! Cant remember when i last got one!!!! x

Amanda said...

hope you have a good break together.
love that smile-made me cry

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Yay! I'm so glad it was a relatively smooth trip and that you got a smile. :)

My son gets upset when we happen to see his teachers at the grocery store, because they are supposed to be in school, not someplace else -- so, we're familiar with that problem transferring...

Little Wing said...

Ahhh yes, the primal scream of happiness!
Welcome home C!!!!

Chris H said...

It's all been said... got to love a smile, even a tiny one! I hope you two have a rewarding time together.

vic said...

I hope you have a lovely half term. Enjoy!

Ian Lidster said...

You're a tough and wonderful lady.

her indoors said...

love smiles, love treats, call over to see me i got you a treat

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh, sweetie - your joy is contagious. People truly don't understand, sometimes you want to shake them (but it wouldn't do any good). Enjoy your boy, and I hope the poo settles down the lavatory next time, fingers crossed!

Casdok said...

The ceiling is the prefered place! Or in his hair!

And thank you to Her indoors for thinking of me!! Im all overcome!!

Anne Brooke said...

Fantastic news about that smile!! So heartening indeed.

Hugs

A
xxx

DaisyDeadhead said...

Yes, he was glad to be home. My best to you both, novenas, hugs, kisses. :)

Top cat said...

wow glad to hear you are having him home and get to spend some time with C.
I don't understand what is so funny, why people would act like that.
Thank God there are much more wonderful kind understanding people in the world than these immature morons.
Have fun.
tc
ps hope you find your cat.:)

dawn said...

thank you for leaving your comment, I have been blogging with BBC for a long time now and I get him. I just started reading your post and you are a remarkable mom and woman. It must be very difficult but I'm sure rewarding. Your son is beautiful

sally's chateau said...

People can be so cruel, usually because they don't understand, enjoy your time together.

sweetpeas said...

Almost makes you want to laugh when you clear a room or a resturant - doesn't it? I think if they are ignorant enough to leave because C is different then they are fools. I truely know how it feels.

Every parent loves to get a smile from their child but I find my friends that have autistic children are getting a special kind of gift when their child smiles at them.

Happy for you!

BTW the imagry of you cleaning poo off the ceiling made me chuckle!

gettingthere said...

Pleased to hear the trip when well. Forget about those who left the carriage. Smiles and screams? C certainly knows how to show happiness.

MY OWN WOMAN said...

I guess I'll be redundant too.....have a great time on C's visit.

Rhonda said...

so glad you both made it back!
:)

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

So glad you made it back home. Have a great time!

Dad Stuff said...

Congrats on getting that smile. You deserve it.

jen said...

yay, you!

TheBirdman33 said...

Sorry about the smearing thing, the rest of the story is so nice. It's good that you got a smile and that he was happy to be home!

You have so much patience

LAA and Family said...

It's wonderful to read how happy you are to have C home. Best wishes!

DJ Kirkby said...

Smearing! Hate it, so far N3S only smears on the tely or shelves, hope he stops before he attains 6 feet! N3S loves to lick too, us, walls, etc but the worst is the swimming pool change room walls, yech how dirty?! Love the fact that C was smiling, how lovely for you!

Bonnie Arnwine said...

He's home and back in his awesome room! Hooray! Sorry about the smears I hope you we're able to get to him in time...

Linda and her Surroundings said...

That is so nice that a smile was shown to you. Smiles and screams - acknowledgement of sorts. As for the smears - I expect you are well and truly an old hand at cleaning that up by now!