Is there anything better when your child has
special needs and they have those “first” times?
You know, like the first word or the first step.
The marvelous thing about dac at almost 26
years of age (functions as a 2-year-old) is that
she is still progressing!
Isn’t the brain a marvelous complicated organ?
Just today she handed me the remote control on
request. For a mom that has waited 25 years for
her to learn a few basic commands, this was huge.
I don’t mean just huge. i mean HUGE!!
The kind of excitement that grabs you and you
just want to tell everyone. Unless you are also
a parent in a similar situation, you probably
won’t get the same thrill of excitement.
We special needs parents have to wait incredibly
long periods of time for first moments. We
are usually the same parents that grab our
phones to record those “firsts” but can’t see
shit because our tears are in the way.
Dac was 19 months before she walked.
About 5 before she said mama.
at 24 became partially potty trained.
now at 26 she can now turn her own toys
on and off.
She can finger feed herself and she can hand me
the remote control.
I am super proud of this kid.
Feels like i just won the lottery:)