She doesn't know how to make meaningful connections I'm told. She lives in her own little world I'm told. She learns at a different pace and level I'm told. Yes some of this is true but that little girl runs to me when I get home from work, she hugs me and tries to say Mom. She cuddles with me at night and we laugh together over favorite songs and dance.
When people ask you about your autistic sister, you show them kindness and say she is perfect.... You are a hero and you don't even know it yet kid... your going to move mountains someday!!
She is so happy outside we try our best to do most things outdoors.... Yes we all have days that are harder to tackle than others but so far in the famous words of Ice Cube "Today was a good day."
I've got 99 problems and bags under my eyes for days but here I am doing what good I can. I hope you feel good about the great things you do. If not, please take a moment to close your eyes and tell yourself thank you if no one else has.
I often find myself wondering what she is thinking.. I of course wish she could tell me her wants and needs verbally and I would love to hear her say I love you mom. I dream of the endless possibilities with her and I believe that someday I will hear those sweet words from her.