Thursday, 29 May 2008

Visits to new home

Putting C in situations where i know he will self injure is something i have spent his life trying to avoid or find inventive ways round. But there are some things like washing and leaving school you cant avoid.

Transitions are stressful! And that’s just me! I cant begin to imagine what it must be like for C. I have now taken C to his new home twice. The first time he was extremely anxious (I was glad of his helmet) and the second time he found very distressing. He was very bewildered and confused and upset. Some old behaviours have reappeared.
Here’s C acclimatising to his new room/ looking for ways to escape.
I hadn’t been back since applying for the funding. So I was very relieved that I still felt C will benefit from the move when he has settled. The facilities are more than i could have hoped for but much more importantly the attitude of the staff is positive, open and up to date. They have their own psychology team as well as art, music and speech therapists so C will have access to these if he wants them. As he is now an ‘adult’ it is all his choice (in theory!)
To keep myself busy and positive I have been making things for his new room. C loves watching reflective light and will loose himself in these CD pics.














And I have been rug making, they make great wall hangings as well as softening the blows his head takes.

To answer some of your questions
Mima - 6 weeks to go! Which isnt nearly as long as it should be or i would have liked.

Niksmom - a lot lot closer only 40 mins away :)

Chaininmagic - Thankfully everyone is taking Cs head banging very seriously. But yes I still am a nervous wreck!

Honeysuckle said and I couldn’t agree more ‘isn't it sad that young people without someone able to fight their corner will end up without any help?’
I looked at 42 homes over 2 years. I was very fortunate to be able to do this and then go through the funding process.

Menopausaloldbag - Yes it is a full time place (but he will still come home). How do I feel? A range of emotions. Excited for Cs future, hopeful that i have found the right place for him. Petrified about his head banging, especially in the short term. Upset that some people feel I am now at the end of my parenting and can now get a life, or whats the point of so much resources being put into a young man with Cs level of disability, and other such remarks. Plus all the other feelings a mother has when a child leaves school and goes into the world (times 100!)

Stinking Billy - Thank you!

121 comments:

LceeL said...

It doesn't make any difference what the circumstances are - it is still so hard to see them leave the nest. So. Very. Hard.
And especially so for a really,really good Mum like yourself.

Angela said...

((Hugs))....Transitioning is hard for the mama too. Keep us updated!

craig andrew said...

C:)

Stinking Billy said...

Welcome back into the fold. C's new place does look pretty good at first glance, but so it should after you had looked at so many. It seems to have the right staff and that's the main thing.

Just try to settle down again, quietly, casdok. You've fought your battles and. at this point, won. Always still a lot to be done, of course, but take a little rest and see what the new professionals can do for him, eh? Well done, girl!

Seamus said...

I hope he can transition and benefit. I'm sure this must be hard on you.

Your rugs are amazing!

Beth said...

Your post reveals heartbreak, love, fear and hope. And that's what being a mother is all about.

Cheri said...

Those rugs are gorgeous! That is a beautiful view out of C's window. Once he gets used to the change, I'm sure he, and you, will be very happy with this next natural step in life!

Nancy said...

Although it's hard on both of you, it seems to be the best thing. So much more closer for you and once C settles in ... he won't have to leave. This is home.

Everything sounds good so far and my hopes is it gets better and more comfortable.

((( For C )))

::: cheers ::: a glass of wine for Mum!

PS ... those rugs you made are awesome!

Mima said...

Oh Casdok, although this is going to be stressful I'm sure that you have found the right place and it will be a good thing in the long run, it is just hard to keep that in your head. I should imagine it is a bit like the first time you leave your child with someone else, that feeling of knowing that you have to walk away and even though everything is going to be ok you don't want to go.

6 weeks seems like no time at all, and I'm sure it is going to fly past, you will have to treasure the memories from this period before everything changes for you both. I would imagine you are going to feel a bit lost when C goes.

kristina said...

Such a huge transition for everyone---my heart is in my mouth thinking of C and of you. I am very happy that the new home for him looks so promising. He deserves the best.

laughingwolf said...

hope you get a bit of respite now, you need some r and r yourself, cas

glad he's finally getting the help he needs, too....

teeni said...

Wow - this transition is a tough one for the both of you. I do hope C will transition better than expected. I also hope this period goes by quickly for you so that you each can begin to settle in with the new facility, confidence in the staff, etc. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers, always. Hugs to you.

Mrs. C said...

Hey, those are the rugs the Flat Stanleys helped you make! They did a great job! :]

What a happy surprise to see you post again, Casdok. Been thinking of you and C!!

And yes, the STAFF is what makes the place. I'm so glad you've found just the right place.

Melissa said...

It really sounds that you have found a great fit for both C and you. I wish you all the best of luck with the transition and it is really great to see you posting again. I've missed reading your posts.

WherestheBox said...

It's so good to hear that you still felt happy with your choice when you visited again - it sounds like they have an informed and responsive staff. What a big move for both of you, but I know you can do it!

Akelamalu said...

It's very hard when they leave the nest, it must be doubly so for you. I hope everything goes well and C settles in.

Lisa *leelee* said...

being a mother never ends just cause the child grows up and leaves. I am 36 and still need my mom. you and c's life really inspires me. I feel I go to your blog to get my dose of stregnth. It's powerful and amazing :)

Maddy said...

Ooo dear, I was all happy and positive and trepidatious until I read the penultimate remarks. It's amazing just how startling those kinds of comments can be when your blood just runs cold.
Best wishes

Norah said...

I know how hard transitioning is. It takes me years and years to get used to living in a new place, and what the stress does to you in the meantime... And I was even looking forward to moving and such. Old stress-coping mechanisms do emerge again; they haven't been needed for so long, but then a really big change happens.

I hope C can get used to a new home a little bit faster than I can.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

God Cadsok - I can't believe some people think that your parenting is coming to an end. They surely must not have childen themselves to be so naive about life.

He is a young man now and is needs are greater than at any other time in his life and what a fantastic place for you to have found for him. C in may ways is no different to any young man leaving home for uni - it is his right of passage to find that independence allbeit in a slightly different way. It is an exciting time and a fearful one too for both of you. I wish I had a tenth of your courage, tolerance and patience. You should have been nominated for the best inspirational blog category. x

Bonnie D. said...

This is the first time I've read your blog, but I hope things work out for your son there, and your gifts to make his life more comfortable are amazing and beautiful. You should sell your rugs if you don't already!

Bonnie D. said...

This is the first time I've read your blog, but I hope things work out for your son there, and your gifts to make his life more comfortable are amazing and beautiful. You should sell your rugs if you don't already!

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Transition is never easy for anyone.

Together you both will make it work.

Hugs!

Chris H said...

I hope the transition period starts to go well soon. Those rugs are AMAZING!!! You clever tart!

Dave Coulter said...

It seems like things are going pretty well, all in all. I'm sure you're both anxious, but that's gonna happen any time a parent and child "grow apart"

Try and let some of those hurtful remarks you've received flow off your back. Now...I don't know that I could do that, but I suspect you're made of stronger stuff! ;)

Apart from that I hope you're enjoying springtime!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

those CD pictures are a great idea. My newphew would have loved it. He was really into those sea lamps... they would have bubbles floating to the top and fished floating up and down... it was a lava lamp with fishs and water... it was really cool

akakarma said...

You're a wonderful mom casdok... It touches me the way you write about this process, makes me consider my own families future and what it will be like. The room, view look great and the rugs are both useful and beautiful- who could ask for more! Welcome back to blogging and your experiences are ours as well...

Niksmom said...

Ah, such a mixture of emotions and thoughts. Wow--42 in two years?? I hope C's new placement will live up to it's impression/reputation and that C makes a fairly smooth adjustment.

The pics and rugs are very cool! I am sure they will bring enjoyment (and maybe even some cushioning!) to C.

Sending you warm thoughts, hugs, and prayers for smooth transition.

Tera said...

Those things you're making for your son...totally cool! Hope the transition goes well for C...and his mama too.

TOM FOOLERY said...

You are one very strong and amazingly talented artistic lady (I love the rugs) Casdok; I take my hat off to you. I hope the transition runs as smoothly as possible for both you and C. TFx

Joker The Lurcher said...

i'm so glad c is ok. the head-banging must be terrifying. i hope his new place works out well. your rugs are wonderous!

titration said...

Sounds like you are still in limbo maybe emotionally somehow though...even though you have made this decision.

I will look to hear more as he moves.

Jorgo said...

You have touched a lot of hearts.

Within the bounds of human frailty, you have done more than would be thought possible.

Try to be kind to yourself and attempt to have more YOU time somehow.

C will always have you to help.

Kelley said...

C's new home sounds fantastic! And his room will look awesome with the art you have made babe, I love that they have 2 purposes. You are so clever!

I hope that there is somewhere as good for Boo to go when the time comes.

Dianne said...

I heard this amazing quote a while back and it made me think of you - I don't know why I didn't share it sooner but it certainly fits now.

"being a Mother is like wearing your heart outside your body for the rest of your life"

It's so hard and so wonderful, so challenging and so rewarding - it just so everything.

I love the CD reflector art you made and the rugs are amazing.

Hugs to you and tons of reflected light out to C

Bettina said...

I hope the transition goes reasonably smoothly for C. Sounds like you have hit on a great facility there.

Love your CD pics!

citizen of the world said...

I can't even imagine how difficult it is to watch him struggle with the transition. The rugs are gorgeous and I am so impressed by how hard you work to ease this for him in every way you can. Holding you (and C) in my heart through this.

Ron said...

Hi Casdok!

I was so happy to see that you posted!

Yepeee!

Boy, I'd have to agree with you about transitions. I'm the same way. I actually look forward to change, however, the transition TO it...can be very stressful. For me, it's the feeling of the "unknown."

This transition envolves a change for the both of you, so I know it must be challenging.

I can't tell you how HAPPY I am that you found these facilities. They sound wonderful!!

Hey, and I've got to tell you...the rugs are freaking AWESOME!!! The colors are just brilliant! And I love the design pattern on both of them. The CD pictures are so cool too. How creative you are!!!

As always, dear lady...I'm sending you and C much love and good energy!

Great seeing ya again!

Be well

Jenster said...

C is so blessed to have a mother like you!

Marla said...

The windows of the room look very nice, very open. I am sure he will love the rugs and the shiny CD's. The staff sounds wonderful. I will pray for a smooth transition. Hugs.

lime said...

poor c, it can't be easy to make such a change. i am so glad to hear you feel really good about the place and the new staff. that's just so important for your mind to be at ease. i LOVE the rugs you've made. practical just so colorful.

whimsical brainpan said...

I know this must be hard for you and can't even imagine what C is going through.

It sounds like he'll be in a wonderful place though and all the things you are making him are so sweet (and beautiful).

Honeysuckle said...

I do hope C will surprise you and settle quickly - a good, dedicated staff make such a difference. It'll be strange for both of you but with luck, love and the right people involved I hope it'll turn out to be a positive move.

Elizabethd said...

What lovely things you are making for him, attractive and imaginative. It isnt going to be an easy time for you. You'll be in my thoughts.

DJ Kirkby said...

Those CD pics are simply stunning. You are such a wonderful mother.

Vi said...

Oh I ADORE the rugs!!

Can you make one for me please...pretty please with a cherry on top??? (On the please not the rug!)

Jen said...

I love the rugs!

It sounds like a fantastic place for him- your hard work in finding it is going to pay off. I wish both of you lots of luck and support during the transition period.

Seen This Scene That said...

Transitions are traumatic events that I hope both of you will become tougher and thrive thereafter. Take care!

buffalodickdy said...

The rugs are very, very good! Hope this change in both your lives goes as smoothly as possible...

the mother of this lot said...

Sometimes I think I'm a good mum - then I read one of your posts and realise I'm not even on the scale!!

Take no notice of anyone who thinks your parenting job has come to an end - would they say that if he was going away to University?

I cannot even imagine your level of anxiety about this, but I am sure that if you have chosen it, it is the right place for C, and you WILL get through this difficult period. Look back on what you've got through up to now.

I will pray for both of you that everything works out as you want it.

Love
Jackie
xx

Oh, by the way - fantastic rugs! He'll love them!

Melissa said...

Your courage awes me. I'm glad C is acclimating--and you are too. You're both still in my prayers. I try to imagine and I cannot. You have really opened my eyes.

Odat said...

Wishing you peace. I'm praying for both of you.
Peace

Bobbi said...

I think it will be great!

bobbie said...

52 comments already! I do not normally worry about counting comments, but in this case I feel it is an indication of how many people there are who really care.

Your son will be fine. And that is because of you. It sounds as if you have found a place for him where he will be cared for very well, and he still has you and all the wonderful things you have prepared for him, and prepared him for.

Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) said...

It's never easy to make changes or transitions with our growing kids. Too much of our hearts are out there walking like a previous commenter said.

I hope that the transition will go well for C. The unknown is always scary. Sending you both hugs!

Milla said...

everyone's said everything. All the luck in the world with the transition, Casdok and C! xx

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Aw Casdock . . . it is as tough on you as it is on C . . . he expresses his stress by headbanging and you will be expressing your stress . . . The positive side is that once he has eventually settled, no matter how long it takes, this is it - this will be home - no more worries about where to re-locate him too and he is closer to you.

People with negative attitudes are leading negative and disruptive lives . . . of course they will get to you, but try not to let them get to you for too long.

As for 'what's the point putting such resources into someone as disabled as C' - are they so arrogant that they think they have the right to judge human life.

{{{{{{{{{{{hugs to you both}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Quin Browne said...

i am going to do the opposite...i am leaving my 'c'... he doesn't know yet, and i'm not sure who will grieve more.

the current economic clime here puts me in a place where i can no longer live in new york, even with this wonderful family who has let me into their group, and with 'c' and i and our delight in each other.

like finds like.

if he'd only stop asking me did i like touching dinosaurs.

i'm not that old.

close...but, not quite.




thanks for dropping by my little bit of blathering...

you and yours are in my thoughts...

monsoon-dreams said...

cas,
i know it takes some time to adjust.but i'm glad to know that you have found a good place for him.i understand the emotions behind every word u write.u r my inspiration,cas.

monsoon-dreams said...

forgot to say,those rugs are so beautiful!

Traceytreasure said...

I love those CD pictures and the rug pictures. You have been very busy. I'm hoping that you both make the transition smoothly. Anyone with kids knows that parenting NEVER ends. I'm thinking about you both!! Hugs!!

Maggie May said...

Must be really difficult for you both, but time will be the helper I guess. Love your rugs & pictures & hope C will be chuffed to bits!

Kahless said...

Love the cd picture's. You are a wonderful caring and thoughtful mother. I hope the transistion goes ok.

CrazyCath said...

Wow Casdok this is so hard.

I had to leave an adult at an institution a few times in one period of my life ("another life") and that was so difficult. Driving away, in tears, unsure, relieved, guilty for feeling relieved, hopeful and frightened at the same time.... and many many more emotions.

You have done and continue to do everything you can. You are such a good mum. C is so blessed to have you. Whilst you love him, he will be fine. I hope he settles down soon. *hugs* and thanks for your visits.

JUST A MOM said...

145 comments
on your return post LOOK AT HOW MANY PEOPLE JUST LVOE TO CHECK IN ON YOU sorry for the caps. I am sure it will and is hard thinking of C being in a new place but it looks like someone is seeing him the way you do. and FINELY they will help you.... Hang in there and huggs..... I hope it works out and goes easier then your heart sees it will.

DevonLife said...

Gosh just read your blog for the first time and feel quite humbled. Everyone above has said everything but just wanted to say - wow what a mum. (and totally loving those rugs)

frogpondsrock said...

Thanks for the update Casdok.
C's room looks like it has a nice view.
I really like the colours in your rugs..

cheers kim xxx

family affairs said...

"Love and light" that's what your son has got - will be thinking of you x

Jen P said...

Oops, I thought I commented here already. I truly hope the transition goes as smooth as possible. Change is always hard. I couldn't accurately imagine what you and C are going through right now, but I wish God be with you through it all, wrapping His arms around you with security.

<3

J said...

Wow, C has a great advocate and an interior decorator in you! Keep up the positive thinking.

CC said...

Hugs! Transitions are hard. This looks like it will be a tough time of change for both of you.

Suzanne said...

I know you have a lot of comments basically saying the same thing, but I'm adding another. You are such a great mom! I love the art that you have made for him. I hope he will adjust without serious trauma. The place sounds great, so good work, you, on finding this home and gently introducing him to it. Best wishes to you both!

Cyndi said...

Wow, you are one talented lady!!! His room has a beautiful view. I hope he warms up to the place very quickly. Please keep us posted!

Grit said...

i can only imagine what your feelings are like as c takes up a new residence; ours are still young and we can keep them close yet. i so much want everything to go well for you and c; keep us posted.

Bollinger Byrd said...

It's good to know your back blogging, or maybe it's cause I've been away!
Sounds as if some of the worries that you had earlier in the year are starting to get resolved, which is great.
Maybe you can now relax a little, at least as far as the accomodation worry is concerned.
bbx

Tanya Brown said...

Glad to see a post from you. You were missed.

C will acclimate, but you're right that it's bound to be bewildering for him and it will take awhile. However, over the medium to long term, it should be good. I'll bet he's going to love the things you've been making for his room.

Keep doing what you've been doing. Sometimes parenthood seems to be a long series of things that we wish we didn't have to do, yet we know in our hearts are best for our kids.

Sandpiper said...

Sometimes the best decisions are the most difficult ones. It sounds like C's new home is a very good one and that he is in capable hands. Soon things will feel more familiar to both of you as you settle into a new pattern. Hang in there and keep doing what you are doing. The projects you are doing for C are really nice, and I think will personalize his surroundings, so he feels more at home.

Nora said...

I have not forgotten about you and C. I know the story never ends. There just never is an ending to it, even though he is a "grown up" now. I know you will never quite relax and what a load you carry all the time. Phew, wish I could make you relax for a whole day and a night and then some.

geosaru said...

wish for the best!

I love that CD thing...my lit teacher gave me some magnetic numbers on Friday. It's really weird to think I'm done with school, just have the graduation left... It will be hard, but my parents are going to work really hard to teach me skills so I can go to college. They also work 4 jobs between the 2 of them, one of which is a full-time job, and they are always so tired and work so hard.

Keep up the good work... this is the toughest part of being a parent, at least according to my own parents. It sounds like you're getting through it wonderfully.

Take care! :)

Sally's Chateau said...

I hope that all goes well for C in his new home, it's painful enough being a Mother and dealing with the emotions as they leave the nest without all the anxieties you have to bravely face. xx

bonbon momma said...

Hugs to you and C!

Deb said...

"Upset that some people feel I am now at the end of my parenting and can now get a life, or whats the point of so much resources being put into a young man with Cs level of disability, and other such remarks."

Parenting never ends with any of our children but especially not with with special needs children. Until the day I die, or Katie dies, I will never stop worrying about her or being her mum. And that's what makes it so hard. I'm too tired to keep taking care of her full time but I miss her and feel lost sometimes, like a piece of me is missing

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It takes courage and patience to go through the transition. You have both. I hope I will have too.

Lots of love, CJ xx

Palm Springs Savant said...

Casdok- my thoughts are with you. Quite a difficult time for you indeed.

Flea said...

It's great to hear that you feel so confident about the staff at the facility. Your perseverance is paying off for you both, with the peace of mind which will come, even in the apprehension. Seeing the picture of him at the window is heartbreaking. But after visiting so many homes, it sounds like you're making a wise, educated choice. Really.

Deb said...

Such a tough thing.

MamaGeek said...

My thoughts are with you. Transitions ARE difficult, take it day by day!

Eileen said...

Casdok,
I so appreciate the update on how the transition is going. I know how hard this is for you both. I also feel positive about this new home, because I know how hard you looked for just the right place.
Thinking of you and C.

XOXOX

ChainingMagic said...

You have a lot of strength and my prayers are with you and C during this transition.

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

I cannot even begin to know how hard it is going to be for you leaving your son in his new home...
My thoughts are with you both because it is goingto be a hrd road for you both to be travelling..

She's like the wind said...

It is the people who care for him that are extremely important for both of you, obviously to care for C's needs, but more importantly that you feel happy and content to leave him there, knowing he is in the best possible place, where his every need will be cared for. They could have all the facilities in the world, but if the staff aren't good it makes all the difference. So glad you have found this place and only 40 minutes away. I wish you all the best for the transition period. xx

Debs said...

Big hugs to you and C. I hope he will settle in soon. Love the pictures too.

Dx

CAMILLA said...

Best of luck for 'C' in his new home, wonderful too that your darling son is more nearer to you now.

A wonderful idea about CD Discs, and the Rugs Casdok.

It sounds a good place where 'C' is now, wishing him all the best, and sending you both my love and hugs.

xx

Nancie said...

Casdok,

I am praying for you and C. May God give you grace and strength.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Take care!

Hugs,
Nancie

Pavel said...

OH, my! I can't ever imagine the moment where my kids leave my side and are out there. Especially not my big boy.

It must be so hard for you and I'm glad you're keeping busy.

Every time I come here, I think,
You are an amazing mother and woman. What you've done for him; well. I know now what a great mother looks like.

mommy~dearest said...

Wishing the best for C with his new home- I can imagine your array of emotions, from excited to downright terrified!

E said...

You are strong and brave. You love your boy well. This is a transition like we all make only yours was maybe 1000 times more complex. You have done it. Bask in what you have accomplished. And promise me on the first afternoon you have a break you will treat yourself and trust these poeple with your C.
Get a massage. Eat some chocolate. Read a trashy novel and let yourself transition gently too....

SnoopMurph said...

This is an event that I don't know if any mother can truly prepare for-no matter what the circumstance. We all feel heartbreak and the parenting will never end. We are mothers from the moment we knew there was life until the last breath we have.

I am so happy that C is getting such terrific therapies -especially art and music. Music has made a huge difference in some of my kids with severe autism-to where I get a fleeting glance or a simple reaction to a song they like. Seemingly small, but huge beyond words. It's never too late to try and find a connection.

The CD's and rugs-what a great way to make him more comfortable.

Many hugs to you and hang in there. You have 96 votes of support so far! :)

Angela said...

Yes thetransition must be hard for both of you.

Thinking of you guys

vivavavoom said...

first off....95 comments!!! you are the blog hostess with the mostess queen.
I am so glad to hear about C's facilities. I hope he adjusts well. sounds like a great place. you are an amazing mom.

KAREN said...

CDs/wall hangings are fabulous :o) My friend's daughter loves anything that reflects the light too. Hope everything's going as well as can be expected.

Billy said...

Cool lights! No wonder C. loves them!

Judith said...

My prayers are with C and with you ...

Roots and wings...

Dad Stuff said...

Sounds like a nice place and you and the staff are all on the same page. Hopefully, C will find some peace there and discover what he can do.
Good Luck and God Bless.

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

It sounds like a great facility, not only for the physical location, but for the staff. I hope this transition goes as smoothly (for both of you!) as possible!

motherx said...

Lots of Luck with the move for C. I really hope it goes well and he adjusts quickly. its a huge step for you both. I dread that day coming, Im sure Ill be a mental case! x

Joeymom said...

Those rugs are lovely, and I like the CD pics, too! I hope he settles in soon and enjoys his new home! Lots of hugs!

Suburbia said...

I think you're very brave and a wonderful mum for fighting so hard to get the best for C.

family affairs said...

How's it going? You're being a bit too quiet x

Nea said...

Those rugs are beautiful.

Keeping you and C in our thoughts and hoping that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Stinking Billy said...

Get your shoulder back to the blogging grindstone, sweetheart. We need to read you again already, as out Stateside friends might say. ;-)

Swearing Mother said...

Casdok! Congratulations on being published in Warchild. Remember, I knew you before you were famous!

Best wishes.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Been wondering how C is doing. Drop me an e-mail whenever you have a moment. Hope its all working out.

akakarma said...

I see you are in the book!! COngrats....

A Bishops Wife said...

I hope things are going okay for you two.

LceeL said...

Are you okay? Please be okay.

leslie said...

I hope by now he's settled a bit better. And you, too. You must take care of yourself or you'll have nothing left for him when you visit with him. I respect you so much for all you're doing for him and can relate (somewhat) in that I have a disabled daughter - in a different way. But still...one always worries - even when they're so-called an adult.

nitebyrd said...

The place looks very nice, Casdok. I don't care how old your child is, you NEVER get over parenting!

I hope that C will make his transition as smoothly as possible for both of your sakes.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Ah so you are lurking away and still with us! Great as I often pop over to see how you and C are fairing. I'm glad my post made you laugh especially as things are a bit tough for you at the moment. Hope all is well with you guys and that life if being as kind as possible to you both. x

Kerith Collins said...

I was simply bloghopping and I found your blog...I have been on your blog for over an hour reading, watching videos and learning about autistic children. Our neighbor's son is slightly autistic--my son just loves him-- and I have learned alot about him in your blog....thanks!

Leah Benson said...

thanks for stopping by my blog (www.autismsoup.com/) I really enjoyed reading through your posts. it's so nice to know we're not going through all these things alone. peace and love to you and your son.