I have to say I'm a little overwhelmed at the response to Rainer's story. I was on a real downer after posting and the comments I received here and at Bon's (sorry, didn't get time to post elsewhere :( ) just blew me away.
I've never considered myself "extraordinary" or particularly wonderful, especially as a mother. I just figured that you had to play whatever hand you'd been dealt and try not to "fold" (to extend the metaphor...). I try to keep the low points of my life private because when I get the opportunity to go out - I want to enjoy that time instead of thinking or talking about AUTISM. Blerk, can't think of anything more boring for another person.
But, you ladies have renewed my confidence and lifted my spirits. At his "neuro-typical" kindy, Rainer has been wholly accepted by the other children and their parents; he got his first party invite; his first "girlfriend" present (a cute egg carton decorated with a gold bow...awwwww), and has been invited on his first play-date!!!
I've been taken from a position of helplessness to a new height of hope and vigour. I need to do these things for my son - just as any Mum would and it's these times I need my friends to quietly tell me I'm doing GOOD.
And so in honour of my cyber friends....head over to Charmane's blog this weekend (link to the side). She's having a BLOG CRASHING PARTY!! That woman will do anything for attention LOL (she knows I love her)!! If I can stay awake long enough I'll be there too.
Here's some music for you Charm....(must be viewed after a few vinos...wino!!)
Thank you to my hero-Chiro Sean who today managed to separate my stomach from my diaphragm!! What a clever munchkin. What intense and interesting pain...hmmmm, don't recommend it to anyone.
SCALES DO NOT LIE!!!! I think I am now officially back to pre-pregnant-with-Mackinley weight. My scales say 56kg, but I'll hop on the gym scales in the morning. My new yummy jeans are too loose now (grrrrr...). Ah well, better buy a new pair (heehee).
definitely brighter and buoyant......