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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Yesterday Pigs Flew

Some of you are aware that this month is Autism Awareness month..... So far it has been uneventful for our family we're a "keep to yourself" kind of family anyway.... A few remarkable things have been happening lately and yesterday was the most amazing afternoon!

A few weekends ago we went to an all you can eat crawfish boil (from an generous vendor)and I brought Brandon and left Chris and Hillard home.. When I returened Hillard had spelled many words on the chalk board... including Octopus!It was no surprise when his teacher informed us that he can indeed read, and reads alot at school.... but, its hard to realize all of your childs abilities when he refuses to speak verbally with you.....

Hillard communicated with us, was patient with his needs.... And actively played and engaged in actitvites with us and his BROTHER! All on purpose! He wanted to be apart of the family! It was so nice to have an engaging young man around the house last night!

I know not to expect it, it was a fluke, but one fluke I hope he makes a habit of ;)


Blogger Sheryl said...

What an amazingly fabulous story. I'm so excited for Hilliard and for all of you!

8:17 AM  
Blogger inukshuk71 said...

That is wonderuful indeed! Way to go Hillard! I wouldn't have been sure how to spell octopus ;-)

8:36 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

That is great news! Bet there were lots of smiles in your house yesterday. Way to go Hillard!!
Sheri in GA

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That is so wonderful! I am so happy for all of you. Hopefully it will keep growing from there!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What wonderful news! I hope you have more and more of those special moments!

3:21 PM  
Blogger amylovie said...

That's awesome Catherine! You must have been walking on air.


4:31 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I know you were so very proud of Hillard. What a wonderful day!

4:56 PM  
Blogger BLACK DOG KNITS said...

I'm so happy for you! Missed you. x


1:02 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

As one of Hillard's para's, I could never begin to describe what a true joy this young man is. He has a smile that lights up the world. I moved to Iowa to help take care of my mom, but I have an "efatant" from Hillard on my nightstand, and think of him every day. PLEASE keep posting. It's a connection I would treasure.

8:50 AM  

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