Big sigh of relief and A happy moment.

@ch88ss (2271)
United States
June 24, 2008 12:06am CST
Do you get this excited when you get a raise? This feeling is quite different and much more than just an excitement, a proud parent, a happy camper, a sigh of relief. The joy of being able to experience what other parents been talking about is finally here for me. Though most parents enjoyed this at age 3, I am finally getting to enjoy the same similiar things at age 6. it is never too late. I am just glad that I can experience this. She drew a house complete with doors, windows and she even colored them neatly. This is a great accomplishment for my daughter since she is Autistic and never really drew anything, or colored with interest. She apologizes when she is mean (yes she bites us, punches us and will push, choke, spit and yell), ask for things, and will draw her own pictures without prompting. My latest happy moments, she ran to me and said "I love you" I was so happy that I forgot what I was suppose to do next. But it does not matter, I am glad I did not give in and listen to those that told me that My daughter was hopeless. I now can show those people that "A mother knows best when her child is in need of help." So for all mothers and fathters out there. Make your voice be heard, if you feel something is wrong speak up and don't stop until your voice is heard and actions are taken. It took me 3 years but finally somebody listened and I got her the help she needed. I am going to call it a night.
2 responses
• United States
24 Jun 08
I am so happy for you. What a wonderful accomplishment for your daughter. I bet you were doing the happy dance even if it wasn't on the outside. I am so glad that you didn't listen to others as well and got your daughter the help she needed. Sometimes even the experts are wrong, a woman sometimes does know more about her child or her body and knows that others are wrong. We have to learn to listen to those gut instincts because those are usually never wrong. I am so tickled for you on your daughters progress. Did you hang the picture on the fridge?
@ch88ss (2271)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Hi thanks. Oh yes, I was all dancy last night and even hummed a tune while getting ready for bed. Pictures, oh yes, I saved all her drawings which used to be of nothing much but a few lines here and there. I even mark them with the dates. So when I take them out again to look at it I can see the improvement clearly. Therapy has done a tremendous job and I am happier than happy. yep I hung it on the frige and she also made me another one today for my our room. *yep she sleeps with me. My husband does not seem to have the excitement that I do from seeing her progress. I am so glad that I went along with my own gut instinct and fought until she got the therapy needed Thank you for responding to my posts.
• United States
25 Jun 08
Wow that is great that you kept her old art work so that you can clearly see the improvements. I keep a few things to show the kids when they are older what they had done when they were younger. I wish I had thought to mark mine with dates, that is a great idea. I think we as mothers usually have a stronger bond to our children and we celebrate everything. Men I think have a harder time sometimes with that. Some just have a hard time showing how proud they are of their children. I spent years thinking my dad wasn't proud of me. Finally after I was 30 he told me in a round about way. So you have a second master piece in the bedroom that is really cool. It sounds like she is making you so proud.
@kosykosy (160)
• Ghana
26 Jun 08
One thing I have learnt concerning the challenges in my own life. NEVER listen to those who start their sentences with, "You can't ..." My bible tells me, I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me, and I believe it with all my heart. Congrats and may the two of you press on to greater achievements!
@ch88ss (2271)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi Kosykosy, Thank you for your great encouragement. I totally believe my daughter is a "can do girl". I won't give up until I tried it all. She has done so well with speech therapy, behavior and social skills that I can't wait for ocuupational therapy. Thank you.