A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Live Through This

"Live through this and you won't look back"
It's no secret that things have gotten a little rough lately. That's why we're re-flagyl-ing. I know Little Bird's gut bacteria is back with a vengeance and needs to be hit with a strong antibiotic. I'm pretty sure I've already talked about what that kind of bacteria can do to a little kiddo. Google DHPPA to learn about the strain of bacteria that has taken over my bird's gut. Anyway, the past few days have been particularly difficult. I spent some time last night in tears, certain that there's no hope. My family is doomed. I even had nightmares last night. 

This morning started out so so so much better. Little Bird did really well with her play tutor, attending, pretending, communicating and playing appropriately. She came to tell me 3 times when she had to go potty and was proud of herself. Things were looking up. The afternoon had a few bumps along the way, but still, a better day than yesterday.

And then, something happened...
We were at Whole Foods and Little Bird was in the cart facing me. I was checking out the avocados when she suddenly reached out for me and said, "big hug, mommy!!" I dropped the fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit) and threw my arms around her. We hugged for at least a full minute- right there in the produce section. When we finally released, my bird looked at me and said "I yuv you, mommy." I turned to my husband and asked "are you seeing what's happening here?" It was a pretty special moment. I put it in my pocket for the next time I'm freaking out. It's already happened a few times since and I forgot about it, so I thought if I wrote it out, you'd all remind me later...

1 comment:

My name is Erin. said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! See! She knows how hard you're working for her and she loves you so much for it. What an amazing moment and I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the moment. And I knew that avocados were fruit. : )

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