Category: blessings


Sweetest Moment!

I was sleeping and J came over gently rubbed my head.

He rubbed my head the way I love rubbing his head at bedtime.

J quietly whispered ” I love you, see you later!”

J came by later and brought me a picture.

It was a picture of a circle and the numbers 1,2,3,and 4.

He made a pattern of blue and red on the numbers.

J has had a immeasurable success with his dog Gordon-Henry Issac. He informed me Issac is his last name which differs from ours.

GHI has eased anxiety. For example, he HATES to be ALONE. Yesterday, he was in his Grandparents home , while we all talked outside . He opened up the back door and asked ” Mom, can you come inside with me?” and I replied ” I am enjoying being outdoors talking to Grandma. You can bring your toys outside.” He said ” No, I don’t want to.” he shut the door and played inside.  Last, we he would have whined , cried and demanded that I play with him exclaiming he was scared and lonely. My Mom noticed a difference in his behavior .

J has NEVER slept in his own crib  or bed. He used to scream just passing his crib. He has had his bed three and a half years and hadn’t slept in it. For the last 3 nights he has been sleeping in bed without complaint.

Last month, my struggle to get J the obvious diagnosis of autism and sensory processing disorder were correctly diagnosed.

J has had difficulties in the last year to provide direct eye contact and has been socially aloof.

I talked to his preschool teacher and his school Occupational therapist about J receiving a evaluation from the school psychologist. His OT directly told me ” Even if J is autistic the school psychologist won’t diagnose him because we don’t have a program for him.”

His teacher said she didn’t believe J had autism…because ” He gives me eye contact and plays with others.” The hilarious thing was when she said that her Assistant teacher gave her this “Katt Williams look” that declared ” You have no idea what you are talking about.”

I continued researching all different ways for him to get evaluated. His “fill-in” pediatrician , was happy to oblige me. She ordered a referrals for J to re-visit his Geneticist(she explained there may be more than just inversion of chromosome 10 & deleted 22 syndrome. She didn’t discuss what that MORE was. The Doctor suggested referrals for Immunologist, Neuropsychologist and Cardiologist (heart murmur) and the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician .

Our visit to the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician happened in a bright sunny room. The room had toys, books and a 2 way mirror. J and I played for a few minutes waiting for the Dr. When she arrived J was playing with a wooden doll home. He wanted me to set up the T.V. for the living room. Dr. T greeted J and I. J did not acknowledge her, even though she was a foot away from him. She spoke to J and he IGNORED her, like she was a phantom. He later, came around , when she mentioned trains. He quickly went back to playing. She was able to introduce several different toys to him without issue. He was very interested in the NEW toys.  Dr. T briefly read my favorite book “Ten Apples on Top” . She questioned “Why is the tiger happy?” J responded” He is happy because he has apples.” She probed ” why are the tiger and lion sad?” He answered ” Because they are sad.” She petitioned a few more times in a attempt to get him to say because they have less apples. However, J became annoyed and repeatedly responded ” Because they are sad!”

Her assessment was that he has high-functioning autism and sensory processing difficulties.

I love this song . I believe everybody can relate to this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghvo32n7Tgc

Today, while checking out at Albertson’s Grocery.

J asked the cashier “What’s your name?”

She said “Sam.”

He smiled at her and said ” You’re special!”

She responded with a smile and “Thank you!”

J quickly exclaimed “Nice to meet you! Have a great day!”

He made me so proud to be his Momma. He is a BIG 4 year old!

The lyrics …..

The Message…..

AWESOME!!!!!

“You gave up your glory, so that I can have a story! ”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud1PRdQYBFo

I love the song Indescribable by Kierra Sheard.

This song speaks volumes to me.

I feel blessed by God’s gift of life, love and the friends and family he has given me.

His abundant blessings affect my daily life.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZViD4rxDE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=546FvzTqUxw

I heard this song on XM radio today. I loved it.

The song has a nostalgic gospel vibe. The soulful artist is Rev. James Cleveland.

The spirited song is Jesus is the BEST  thing that ever happened to me.

“I love you, too…Mommy”

This morning I enjoyed watching J sleep.

He often smiles and laughs in his sleep.

Occasionally, he makes request or statements such as ” I love you, Daylyn!” or ” I want Grandpa…I want Grandma….I want Grandma and Grandpa.” in his deep sleep.

J looks incredibly perfect sleeping, with his pouty lips and chunky cheeks. I often find myself savoring his perfection when I ought to be sleeping.

This morning he woke up to me lovingly gazing at him while he slumbered. After he opened his eyes He said ” I love you, too…Mommy”

I love him more than He and I both KNOW! 🙂