Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Year of Firsts


We are nearing the end of 2013 and I have been thinking about the last twelve months and the progress that Nick has made during this time. It has been a productive year and Nick has really made some great strides in all areas. The one thing that stands out the most to me is his resilience. He has been exposed to many different situations and places; and he has taken it all in his stride. He is an uncomplicated kid with a very endearing character. He is also a bit of a screen addict, but then again so are a lot of teens these days ~ well, that is our excuse! :)

The following words and pictures have been copied from my personal facebook page and my Bright Side page. The majority of them are *firsts* for Nick.



1 January 2013















Happy 14th Birthday, Nick.











Never in a million years did we think that Nick would ever speak! 
His progress in trying to sound out words has been delightful.

Nick made the big time! Thank you Autism World Magazine!
This is the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ajtU95JcmE















The above picture was the start of our juicing adventure!













Nick hit the big time, AGAIN! 
Here is the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbJHKTSgORM







Dear Readers
Thank you for taking the time to read my posts.
I have really appreciated your support this past year.
This is my final post for 2013
Have a Happy New Year
See you all in 2014
xx






12 comments:

  1. He's achieved so much this year, it's just wonderful to see, especially the updates I missed. Here's to even better things in 2014 xx

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    1. Hi Blue Sky ~ it has been quite a year that's for sure. Hope we can live up to it in 2014! xx

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  2. Oh wow what an amazing year! I bet you were proud when they happened, but bursting looking back on them all together. What a fantastic journey. Such an inspiration to other parents, especially those who may be worried about their young autistic children's future.

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    1. @Pinkoddy ~ yes, I look back and am so delighted at my son's progress. I do hope that my posts help other parents... if only to tell them that progress is possible regardless of where their children fall on the spectrum.

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  3. Such a wonderful post! I loved catching up on Nick's successes, some of which I remembered from the first time around. My favourite is still the one of both your boys on the beach and I found the shaving ones quite poignant.
    Here's to an equally successful 2014 with more words from your wonderful boy (how incredible that he's sounding out words!)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Thank you, Jazzy. I also love the beach photo and the experience is one that we need to revisit.... as soon as all the tourists have left! Hehehe re the shaving, oh the joys! So hope that my boy gets some more words. Happy New Year to you and your family. xx

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  4. May you have many such wonderful moments in 2014.

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    1. Thank you, viji. I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings.

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  5. We have just started RDI for our son. It is good to see Nick doing good progress. Please keep writing as this gives hope to of other parents.

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    1. Vishal Singh, I am so thrilled to hear your news and I wish you and your family much joy as you travel the RDI road. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like me to share. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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