Sunday, August 22, 2010
Rowan celebrated her fifth birthday yesterday.
She's growing up, just like her brother. She has come a long way, and she still has a long way to go, but there is a growing sense of hope around the little girl. Autism is a strange condition, that varies from child to child. Considering what a lot of parents are up against out there, I know we got lucky.
She has trouble processing language, but she's bright and she's not averse to interacting with people. That's a good thing, and bodes well for her ability to learn and develop. She has been coming on lately, her therapists are optimistic, and I'm hoping for big things from her this year. We just need to redouble our efforts and help her get the most out of herself.
I think watching her blow out her own candle on the cake today, and seeing her play with her brother later, was just what I needed...especially after the gloom of yesterday. Now I'm looking forward to the coming year as an opportunity again--things to be gained,explored, experienced, and shared, as opposed to things lost.
It's going to be a good year. I intend on seeing to it.