Daddy Mommy and Seth

Daddy Mommy and Seth
Daddy Mommy and Seth

Sunday, November 24, 2013

There are good people all around

When so much of your day is a struggle, a little kindness goes a long way.  Seth struggles with many things and sometimes the days can be unbearable for the both of us.
Recently we have seen kindness and love, even in strangers.  Seth had to do bloodwork which is known to cause violent panic attacks.  Physically we can barely handle it.  So I called the lab the day before with a crazy question...sure the answer would be no. "could we draw the blood from the car..?" He will be strapped into the car seat which will help with the physical battle.  Also remaining in the car will help with anxiety and transition. She said yes!!! Very nicely too!! She was amazing and it helped Seth so much! She could've done what was easier for her but she didn't. She had compassion and kindness and she made our day that much better!  
Even when someone allows us to go before them in a check out line.  We only go to very small stores with Seth and only on the perfect day.  That gives him the best opportunity to be successful.  Any kindness on an outting goes a long way.
We struggle with transiitons, anxiety, fatigue, pain and even criticism from our own family.  But when a friend understands or a stranger reaches out...You realize that there is good,  that there are good poeple out there and there are blessings all around.  Even if it's just a text that says "I understand, praying for yall." Kindess can go a long way.  Kindness,  no matter how small can change the way someone's day is going. It can truly touch someones heart in the best way.  I always try to be kind, you never know what someone is dealing with in their life.  Kindess can be someone's miracle to keep on not give not lose their smile.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Seth impressed me today.  He is continuing to learn how to cope and know his own needs. Such an amazing thing! It's slow,  but when he displays this it is just awesome.
He loves to print pictures out on the computer.  He thinks of his favorite things, usually different vehicles, his wall in his  room is full of these pictures.  His recent obsession is trailers. Trucks pulling trailers. Specifically.."trailers with two wheels and a stand up thing." Seth tells me that quote a million times a day. So he wanted to print a "trailer with two wheels and stand up thing with golf cart on it.". Moving on with my point....haha,
We had a doctors appointment today and he asked to bring his golf cart picture. Of course we did. He held onto it throughout the appointment.  He studied it, talked about it and found comfort in it.   He began to get anxious so he hid in my arm and stared into his picture.  He found comfort in it, almost as if he knew he needed to bring it to the doctor that day.  When he started to fuss I would look at it with him and we would talk about parts of the trailer and golf cart.  That little picture helped him on a level I would have never known.  Seth knew, I really think he did.  He helped himself today.  After watching him struggle with almost everything on a daily basis, this was amazing.  I hope and 
pray he continues to find ways to help himself, cope with difficulties and try his best to stay calm in stressful situations.  I'm so proud of my little man and...he's still carrying around his picture :)