You know what? You don’t always wake up with a joyful attitude. I woke up today feeling like I just wanted to stay in bed all day. I wasn’t exactly cranky but I wasn’t Little Miss Sunshine either. My #colitis
is flaring a little and sometimes I just want to stay in bed when I’m not feeling 100 percent. Yet I rallied for the hike we had already planned, and I asked to stay close to home rather than drive north. I didn’t want to be far from home with stomach issues. .
We walked and talked for three hours. Jack, who mostly would rather stay home and watch his iPad, was having a blast. He was looking for monsters in the “haunted” woods, talking about vampires, and threatening to beat his dad in a foot race. He was climbing up and down rocks with both trepidation and confidence. Jack is apprehensive sometimes with certain movements or activities. Some people with #autism
are hypersensitive to vestibular stimulation. But he did it and gained confidence with every step. Then in the evening he did his homework: adjectives, nouns and writing sentences using each. He was frustrated by the task but again, he did it. And he did great.
Jack reminded me today that when you’re a little down you get up, face the day and maybe you’ll find a little joy. I loved how much he enjoyed the walk through the woods, that he wasn’t on his iPad, and that for a little while I forgot about my stomach. It was a great day of cheering each other on, lighting the way for one another. #BeTheLight
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