Check out the little picture above! Well, that picture is what has kept me going for the past few days. You see, I have been feeling a little blue. This happens to me each time a momentous milestone should be happening for my son. My lovely boy, who just happens to be on the more severe end of autism. This is the year that Nick should be starting High School. This is the year that many of my friends have children starting High School. I am happy for them all, although I cannot lie... I have been feeling very sorry for myself and for my Nick.
It's been difficult to think of reasons to be cheerful, however, here goes....
I am extremely thankful that Nick does not realise what he is missing out on and that he is a sweet, gentle teenager.
I am very blessed that my first born (Nick's one and only sibling) is a balanced, mature and exceptionally bright kid.
I am so grateful for my husband, who is the most easy going man I have ever come across. He also loves to cook during the weekend which is a HUGE bonus! :)
Now that school has recommenced after a long five week break, I am feeling very cheerful about having some time for myself. To take some time to do what I want, without having to take into account the challenges of raising a child with special needs. My *me time* is only for a few hours each morning, however, I am grateful for every one of those hours.
My thanks go to Michelle over at Mummy from the Heart who hosts #R2BC. This picture has helped me get through the week.