I remember being overjoyed when Liam smiled for the first time. My baby app said it was supposed to be one week sooner but he was smiling so what did that matter?
Liam can create any future his little heart can muster up. I will be there every step of the way. Cheering him on. He will have no expectations from me. No pressures. Just love and support.
I wasn't hearing Liam's unspoken requests. I wasn't seeing his unique needs. I could not feel the stress and anxiety he was feeling.
I knew pulling into the parking lot of the school today that it was going to happen. The day before he had whined pulling into the school but I was able to redirect him. Today I wasn’t going to be able to. I could tell the wimper pulling in this time was louder.
This routine has been 7 months in the making. My mornings used to be a bit different.
When we pulled in the driveway I started to feel a knot in my stomach. I opened my front door to walk into my home and I just stood in the kitchen. I turned to my husband and the tears just poured down my face.
Aubrey knows when she visits with Liam that he is not going to run off and play with her in the conventional way, though she gets just as excited nonetheless. When they see each other they smile, laugh and then Liam takes off running.