Spectrummy Mummy

Asperger's, Allergies, and Adventures Abroad

Lapped (at Hopeful Parents)

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This post was originally published here at Hopeful Parents.

July 19th.  A year to the day from when I started blogging.  My 12th Hopeful Parents post.  Two years this week from Pudding seeing a Speech Language Pathologist, and the dawning realization that autism was part of our life.

Time is on my mind lately, with just twelve days left in this country, it is impossible to think of anything else.

I should be in a frantic rush of panic and organizing, but the urgency just isn’t there.  I can’t bring myself to think of time as running out, time is just going round.  I’m constantly hit with déjà-vu, I’ve seen this before.  I’ve done this already.  We were past this point, weren’t we?

Just as we are revisiting and reinforcing the concept of time at home with Pudding, so her teacher does the same at school.  Every day we add the date to her velcro calendar, and every day talk about how many days left.  But it hasn’t sunk in with me, so I can’t believe it has for her either.  Regardless, time ismoving on.

It dawns on me that this isn’t a straight race to the finish line, I’m doing laps.  Two years have brought incredible change, and yet some things appear entirely the same as they were.  But they’re not.  We have changed, learned and grown, even as we see there is much further to go on this course than we realized.

This track is a series of bends from paper cuts and straights with sweet rewards.  There are days when I feel like we’re gaining ground, and other times where I feel like I’m just spinning my wheels.  Yet even on those tough days, I still have my two reasons to be hopeful.

And 12 posts on, a year on, two years in- that is still good enough.  I’m ready to go for another lap on a different course.  Care to come along for the ride?

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Written by Spectrummy Mummy

July 19, 2011 at 5:27 am

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  1. Happy bloggy birthday to you!
    I have loved getting to know the spectrummy family this past year and look forward to walking beside you all on the rest of this journey as we face similar challenges and celebrate similar accomplishments 🙂
    Wishing you all the best for these next 12 days and beyond into your new life in SA….x

  2. Happy blog-o-versary! I too have a child on the spectrum, and will be heading overseas next year with my family, so it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one. Thank you!

    Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

  3. Congrats on the one year – that really is an achievement! Althought not as grand as what you accomplish every day! I will be thinking about you all in the coming week as you make your final preparations to move!

    Gayle

    July 25, 2011 at 6:37 am


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