Having just had our parent/teacher conference with Will's teacher, I have been dwelling on how far Will has come in the past three years since he was diagnosed with autism. I also got to share our journey so far in MOPS on Thursday. It was the first time I have spoken publicly about Will's autism and it gave me reason to sit down and lay out the many ways God has been faithful to Will and to our family as we have responded to him. He really is a different child than the 3 year old Will who could barely express his needs or thoughts. That was one of the hardest things for me as a mother. I remember sitting in silence as we drove along in the car and telling myself that I would never take it for granted if I was able to have a conversation with my child.
That time is here and I definitely don't take it for granted! Will is an enthusiastic little boy who loves to learn, tell us about his favorite things, and be with people. During kindergarten he struggled alot with writing, especially knowing what to write about and what to say about the things he was supposed to write about. At our recent teacher conference, she shared his writing with us and I nearly teared up reading his thoughts and seeing his drawings.
I'm so thankful for the growth and progress I've seen in Will in the past 3 years. I'm thankful that he is experiencing success at school and he is able to express himself as a member of our family. The Lord has provided for him in many ways, especially through our move to Virginia.
Please enjoy his latest writings.
On Tuesday I playd the airhocy game. It was fun. I scrd a pont. in Dad scrd a pont.
(On Tuesday I played the air hockey game. It was fun. I scored a point and Dad scored a point.)
I like to Garden my flowrs. It was fun. Because I got those flowrs at Lowse. I love Giting those flowrs in gardening those flowers at home.
(I like to garden my flowers. It was fun. Because I got those flowers at Lowe's. I love getting those flowers and gardening those flowers at home.)
On Sunday I go to Commity Chrch. because It was fun going to commity chrch.
(On Sunday I go to Community Church because it was fun going to Community Church.)
I play the coucomeer You push the green bun It aaways makes music when the music starts you can run in my house because I love my coucomeer.
(I play the cucumber. You push the green button. It always makes music. When the music starts you can run in my house because I love my cucumber.)