Posts tagged Andy

Day 214 – Anxieties

I have been away from the blog for such a long time, and so much is going on, it can be difficult to even put words to all the events and phases that are upon us.

My boys are getting bigger and with that, naturally when you are in “the system” that means transitionTransition for the most part means change and in the autism world, often times it also means struggles, behaviours, difficulties, new things and anxieties for both parents and children. But for the most part it ends up being for the better. Read More

Day 149 – The Mirror

A friend on Facebook had posted a request for ladies to post what they have accomplished today as a way to encourage each other and give each other a pat on the back.  I think it’s funny that all of us (myself included) could manage to get all the stuff done that we did and still find the time to post about it too.  I suppose we are well known for multi-tasking.

I had painted two doors this morning.  It was a second coat.  I then moved on to cleaning the bathroom while the paint dried.  It is funny how when you clean, the more you clean, the more you notice how much more needs to be done.

I was cleaning the counter in the bathroom when I noticed the marks on the little mirror that sits on a stand.  As I was cleaning up the marks it reminded me of the time last week while John was away.  Andy and I were in the kitchen and Andy was being just down right cute and playful and I decided to get the mirror out of the bathroom for him to look at himself.

Sometimes Andy really enjoys looking in the mirror when he gets out of the tub.  He is told very often how cute he is and I think perhaps he thinks it too judging by the way he smiles when he sees himself.  I would have to say that I don’t think he compares himself one bit to anyone else and I love that my boys aren’t even slightly affected by the green monster.  With the exception of food of course.

Well Andy was taking a good close look at himself and kissing the mirror.  I am not going to make this a spiritual analogy on vanity or self esteem because I really have no idea what is going on inside his head when he smiles at himself.  Perhaps he is just copying me since I can’t help but smile when I look into my sweet boys faces.  Perhaps he is experimenting with his face and seeing how to move his eyes and lips.

I really don’t know what is going on in head but it makes me really happy when he sees himself and smiles.  The fact is, he is a creation of God who in so many ways reflects who created him.  I was reminded this week by one of my son’s friends that even though Andy can’t talk, he can still show love.

God is that way too.  We don’t hear God’s voice but we see evidences of His love.  A verse, a call, a hug, a letter, a message from the pulpit or a friend’s encouragement.  All good things come from above. God’s kisses.

Thanks Peter 🙂