Our Autism Journey

It’s Valentines Day – Entry #8

September 18, 2019

Today marks another one of those days that I try not to buy into. Buying gifts and flowers to show that you “love” another person has never been my idea of true love. I also don’t like the idea of buying a bouquet of flowers as they are dead and will only last a few days. I appreciate flowers in a pot that I can plant in my garden. I don’t even know why I am thinking about this, as I don’t have a date or person buying me any type of flower, haha.

Joe was extremely sweet this morning though – he came into my room and snuggled – something he never does. I didn’t say anything as I feel too much language frustrates him a bit. We just relaxed for about half an hour and then he jumped up as he knew we are cutting into breakfast time now. It seems that he has an internal clock and knows exactly what comes when – without being able to read time yet.

Astonishing really as he will often walk to the door where we leave the house before I even said anything to him after breakfast. It’s as if he understands “things” or consistency and routine way better than people or emotions. Although – like I said, this morning he showed some amazing emotive intent when he came to snuggle. I’m sure he knew I was feeling a little lonely again.

Back to my action plan though – I have started researching online and found a list of 5 pediatricians in my area that all seem to advertise that they work with children with language delays. I have to narrow this down to 1 or 2 people as I’ve realized that these appointments are quite expensive…
So, I will go with my gut here and choose two and then make an appointment.

I will keep you updated! x