*holding their loved one tight/ desperate for a little time away to regroup themselves
Today I will be sharing an excerpt from Sometimes The Wind Blows Sideways: Our Lives with a Special Needs Child that focusing on Autism, and the love that they share for their child.
Having a child born with special needs has been at time trying. However, also a great and rewarding experience for my family and I. We've had opportunity to create life, nurture that life through good times a nd bad, while having an opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful people on Earth- caregivers, teachers and advocates. We as parents have brown having children wtih special needs, which allowed us to develop lifelong friendships. Even though it took alot of effort caring for our son Collin, our lives were limited more so than if we had a typical child. It was an experience that my family and I willl never regret having. It has been the eride of our lives, but after all is said and done, it was a great ride.
My son Collin was our first of three children born. ZInitially, he seemed to have been born a happy and healthy baby boy. Generally he would eat every few hours, woke maybe just a few times each evening, slept alot, but cried very little. In fact, Collins' crying decreased less and less as time went on. Even so, after the first few months of his lfie, we as first time parents felt his crying less and less was cause for concern. When we brought this to the attention of collin's pediatrician, we were told "That we wre just lucky parents, we had a content baby." However, deep down his father and I still felt that it was a cause for concern. Another behavioral development we thought was concering was the Collin would often fixate on objects that were round, or that went around like ceiling fans. Ceiling fans seem to consume most of his attention. He even loved the tires on cars and walk in circles.
At six months of age, I had received a frightening call from his grandmother.......
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