Tonight Jack and I did something I thought we wouldn’t be able to do for a very long time. (or on my worse days,ever) We ate out at a restaurant. Together, at a table, no headphones,ate with no special food allergy issues!!!! Now to most people this may not seem like a big deal. BUT to us it is a VERY big deal!!! If we do attempt to go out and eat several things happen that make it not even worth the try or at least feel like it! (ill always try and never give up) 1. too loud can’t eat here (super awesome meltdown) 2. food allergies prevent us from even going in 3. “behavior issues” aka sensory processing disorder in the Autism world. 4. He wouldn’t eat anything in this place anyway!! 5. If someone goes with us to “help” it just causes a whole bunch of other problems.
I could go on but I won’t.
I learned a long time ago not to take things for granted, or so I thought. God apparently had other things in mind. Being a mother has definitely taught me that and more. Being a special needs mother well, that’s a whole other ballgame!!!
When I had my son I, like every other mother had dreams of what we would do when they were born. God , once again tapped me on the shoulder and let me know I’m not always in control. (and that’s not a bad thing)
Now, (not always) but I sure do try to not take these small enjoyable moments for granted. I really want to enjoy the “little things”.