V stood up for a second, sang a word or maybe a couple, then sat in his chair. I was taken by surprise by these thoughts.
Makes me smile! - Picture of The Getaway Inn at Cooper's Woods, Put in Bay
I was under the impression that I had moved on from these things. Whenever there was a mini skit performed, my thoughts would stop as the kids were all sitting on the bleachers. At this point V was not the only one sitting. I used these mini thought breaks to problem solve and make an argument with my thoughts. I would be like its OK, not all kids are dancing the same way. Its OK, some kids are not able to sit and there are other kids fidgeting too And, he was at least able to participate.
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This is such a loud place and he is still doing well. I wanted to write this because a lot of times this is the reality of special needs parenting.
Then something happened that gave me freedom from my thought battle for the day. V smiled and sang a part of one song and danced. It was very clear he loved that particular song! Somehow, that was the much needed peace maker for my thought battle. I snapped out of it. In the end all that matters is that he is happy and everything else in the background dims out.
As I sat back after taking some pictures all of a sudden I was able to see and feel something that was amazingly refreshing. I saw my baby totally rocking the necklace and the vest and having fun standing out. At that moment it all felt OK. Not like the OK I was telling myself initially. This was OK from within. I was able to be in a calm place by the end of the show and plan for the next time.
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My name is Priya. I am mom of two amazing boys both on the spectrum. Hubby and me are raising our boys in Austin, Tx. We are an Indian Asian American family, with two special needs children.
My life since has been defined by this. Writing has been my thing to work through things. You can follow their journey at Journey Through the Spectrum. And once you find your people, your allies, your village…. I saw smiles in places that would make you cry. I left New York at the beginning of December relatively down. Many of the things that constitute my really really good life seemed mundane and routine. Not only was I not choosing happiness, I was actively punishing myself for not succeeding with Wildcard.
As I approach this next chapter in life, and start to think about new endeavors, and work, and goals, and all of the things that get me out of bed each morning…knowing that joy is what I will bring to them…as opposed to what will come from them…makes this exploration so much more fun.
Makes me smile! - Picture of The Getaway Inn at Cooper's Woods, Put in Bay - TripAdvisor
Amongst the many forms of meditation that we touched in India, one of the most surprising and interesting was a Sufist laughing meditation. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email. In particular, that you can change your body to change your mind…such a powerful lever.
- WAY OF THE WITCH (The Witch Saga Book 1).
- Thought battle – Winning Smile.
Riffed on your post here: How did you change things? How many people did you touch?