Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Vacation Has Begun!

MiniWarrior has completed 6th grade--with honors!

We attended an award ceremony for select kids and we were beaming proud when MiniWarrior was called up for an award in Language/Literature :)

This is a huge triumph for him as, if you understand Autism, one of the major deficits Autistics have is in language interpretation.

Did I mention how proud I am of him? :)

Tuesday, he and I are flying to Minnesota to visit my brother and his family. MiniWarrior is very excited to be flying again and to see his favorite cousins. This too is a triumph. Up until this past year it was not possible to take him on an extended vacation (away from his home comforts) without a great deal of stress.

I am still taking precautions in that I am renting a car and staying in a hotel with him so that if he should become overwhelmed and need complete defrag-from-people time we can leave immediately and head back to the quiet of the hotel room.

*sigh* Our MiniWarrior is growing up, Peeps. And as he is now officially an inch taller than me now--not so "mini" anymore.

MiniWarrior and his favorite cat, Harry.


Cindy said...

Awww1 proud Momma-Kat.
As you have every right to be.

Mildred Ratched said...

Cherish the moments because they fly by so quickly and before you know it, he'll be a grown man and have a family of his own.

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ColleenQ said...

Because he has a wonderful and patient mother - great job!

The Darker Side said...

Hi KittyKat
Mildred has it right - the time that we have them to watch over every day is so short.
Its like seeing a wondrous sunrise ..... each is different and stunning - but gone in the blink of an eye.... and leaves you still hungering for the beauty yet sated because you have captured at least a part of the moments.....
You are such a wonderful Mama - you and he were intended for each other - no other could or would have done for him what you have. He most definitely needed you and methinks you needed him as well.
Blessings and hugs to your little family - may you continue to bask in the glow of every shining sunrise, allowing your love for each other to continue to guide your footsteps.