I hear him playing away in his room. He has this favorite toy, one that he's loved for years. A farm toy that makes animal noises and music. You know, the annoying kind that makes adults want to rip their hair out, but kids seem to love, love, love. I can hear him flipping part of it open and close, open and close, hearing the same song play over and over. I grab my camera, sneak down the hallway and start snapping. I notice Jack is right in front of some blue bins I was filling with stuff. We just took down Jack's crib a couple weeks ago and have been slowly transitioning his room to a big boy room. I'm slightly annoyed that the bins are in all my shots, but I don't want him to know I'm there, capturing his playtime. I'm really loving the patch of light he is playing by. The way it lights up his hair. I notice his little tongue is sticking out, a sure sign of concentration.
Suddenly he looks up and sees me. He scoots excitedly forward (it's quicker still than walking for him), and comes right for me.
This boy of mine lights up my world.
1) Jack will be getting a hair cut this week.
2) Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the thoughtful, intelligent, and helpful comments you left on yesterday's post - here, and on Facebook/Twitter. I am going to take a few days to re-read them and really let them sink in. Sometimes this world is a really lonely place for a special needs mom, but I feel so much better knowing that you all have my back and can help guide me as Jack gets older. I've said it before and I'm sure I will say it again - I am so blessed to have you in my life.