May 31, 2013

I Want to Know What Love Is

Love is ... waiting patiently for 23 years to hear my child with autism tell me he loves me.

At 3:29 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2013, my son said, "I love you, Mommy" independently for the very first time in his entire life.  Four little syllables and I'm pretty sure my heart stopped beating.  I choked back the tears and said, "I love you, too, Justin."     

Sometimes a boy wearing a clown wig [who loves his mommy ] just needs to hop scotch.


May 11, 2013

Mother-Daughter Day!

With Mother's Day rapidly approaching, my daughter gave me the best gift ever, her company. Our day started with a celebratory birthday lunch for our friend, Mary Ellen, at Good Eatz.  We love their good-for-you food, where the vegan portobello Reuben sandwich is to die for!  Owner, Rick Allebach, treated the birthday girl to a huge piece of chocolate cherry cake which we three greedily happily shared.  Yum!

From Good Eatz, Lauren and I were off to Busy Bees to paint pottery.  Lauren, my ambi-brained (smart and artistic!) daughter, chose a mug which she painted in a patchwork pattern.  You can read a bit about Lauren HERE.

My cereal/oatmeal bowl will be a Father's Day gift for my loving husband who has raised my children since they were barely out of diapers.  


I can't wait until our pieces are fired and we get to see the end result!

Happy Mother-Daughter Days to all!