Sunday, October 19, 2008
Back to reality....
I am back, all in one piece and with a great tan to boot! Thanks to the Gillelands for sharing a wonderful week with us despite freezing nearly to death in our tents! Such great troopers! Anyways, I have lots of emails to answer but since I am on my 20th load of laundry (literally), I have to put them off a little longer. I have lots of things to blog about so be patient and check back soon. The ideas are spinning. I just have to share one thing about why I am smiling tonight. Tate had his birthday celebration today with some family which was really his first real party. He is 4 but before he would never really understand what is going on. Tonight, he was so excited when we started to sing to him then he blew out his candle. To many, that is a very simple thing, for us, that is a miracle. He knew what to do and did it on cue. He then opened up his presents with excitement, saying "open" and "help" when he wanted to open the box. Just a few months ago, the idea of him saying anything was overwhelming. He waved and said "Bu bye" to grandma and bent to give her a kiss. I never appreciated these moments before with my other kids but tonight couldn't have been any sweeter. I love this little guy! Happy Birthday my angel Tate! Mommy is sooooo proud of you! I can't wait to see what this next year holds for us. We are winning our battle with Autism.
Posted by Elder Goodman at 10:39 PM