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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Two Words

I've had writers block for a while and I'm sure its gone noticed by a few of you. Honestly I've been working hard on "secret" projects and trying to tred water while expanding my business.

The only thing that made me stop and think with clarity was the voice of my seven yr old. Yes, thats right you heard me his VOICE! We got a small glimpse of its amazing sound once again the other night. He was not prompted nor was he bribed with reinforcers. I know what you're thinking, "whats so different about this time"? It was the situation that brought tears to our eyes:

Brandon was happily walking next to his brother when suddeny he doubled over grabbing his foot in pain. It was really weird, there was a large cut on Brandon's foot and we had no idea what happened. Hillard stood by a stared at Chris and Me while we doctor'ed his foot. When it was all over Hillard spoke two very powerful words "Brandon's Crying".

I know what you're thinking again, "oh, how cute he's showing concern for his baby brother". YES, showing concern, thats the most important part! Thats what made his voice so special. Hillard never shows concern for other peoples crys of pain.

It's small accomplishments like this that make me think, "hes going to make it, its all going to be okay". It gives me a chance to connect with my son, in that tiny moment there IS a connection. Hopefully they will happen more often as he grows.

His stims (flapping) got really bad over Christmas break but have been a bit better since he started the routine of school again. He really depends on that and it doesn't surprise me that hes come out of his shell since he returned.

Cross your fingers for more breakthroughs- we are happy to have Hillard just the way he is, but I do hope one day he will call Chris and Me by our names "Dad and Mom".

Watch this video it will bring the water works so get tissue! and turn up the sound and enjoy!


Blogger Carolyn said...

Catherine, that is fantastic! I would say that is a big accomplishemt. Yeah Hillard.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Well you are not the only one that gets teared up!! That is SO FREAKING AWSOME!!
Now I am off for some tissues!

9:54 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

That's wonderful Catherine!


5:10 PM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

Hillard seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. I'm so happy for you, Hillard, and your family!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you sweetie!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

how wonderful for the break through...I'll pray for many more...

9:31 AM  
Blogger Bernadette said...

Those magical moments are what we, as parents, live for... I am so happy for all of you!

8:59 AM  

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