Well this morning I woke up with a very sore throat. Or lets say I got out of bed considering I didn’t really sleep…. But I wasn’t sure if I actually was sick or if it was just from the dry-ness up here.
We weren’t really planning to do anything big today because we were supposed to get a big snow storm this afternoon. But it of course got postponed until tonightBut I really was happy to not have anything planned. Just hang out, play some games, and enjoy family.
Rach and I decided to go to walmart and then on our way home pick up Bailey at the bus stop. I had to get some medicine and cough drops and so it just worked out perfectly to get “B” On our way back.
Tonight was a very big blessing to me. You see Bailey my cousin (11 years old) has autism. And even though she is very good at communicating and living in general. She still has a very hard time connecting to people or being in social situations. When I was younger Bailey was always really good with me and my sister. It was most likely due to the fact that we were closer to her age. So it was easier for her. But since its been a very long time since I have really been able to see her I wasn’t sure how it was going to be between us you could say.
It has taken her quite a few days to warm up to us but right away I was amazed at how much she had progressed. She was making eye contact and talking so well with us. And even if you have to wait a little bit to get a answer to your question she would answer it. I really think this world would be 1,000 times better if we all would learn from the “smarter” ones. I can honestly say that I believe Bailey is smarter then me. And if she isn’t on some things right now… she will be in a couple years.
We were sitting at the dinner table last night and she said to my Grandma how when her dad (my mom’s brother) was younger they had no seat belts. And she began to tell us how unsafe it was. So my Grandma started telling her this story of how one time they got in a wreck and my uncle went flying into the windshield because they had to slam on their breaks. And Bailey says inertia… and of course she says it so fast that we couldn’t understand so she preceded to show us with her plate… she pushed it forward and it ran into a box and her bread went flying out. Now I can honestly say that just blew me away. And we all call these people inadequate???
Soooo Tonight we were eating and went to pray (hold hands) and “B” starting playing that down by the banks hand game. And that is what broke it loose. We played that after dinner for 30 minutes which turned into a chasing game which turned into hide-n-seek… and that turned into having the girls on our piggy backs and we were their horses chasing each other. LOL Lets just say after having a sore throat and all that screaming and playing… My voice is a tad bit hoarse
I would just like to commend all those mothers and fathers and families out there who has a special kid to raise. No one realizes just how much work and love goes into it. And I want to say way to not give up. On any kid for that matter!
Yes I know we don’t have makeup on… we are sweating our brains out… and look like we are about to fall over. But I have to admit. This will probably be my favorite photo of this whole trip. Because it will always remind me of this very special evening that we got to spend with these two very beautiful girls.