Greyson just continues to impress me with something new almost every single day. It is not always some huge monumental leap of progress but small little things that just continue his progression. That doesn’t mean we haven’t scene him take big leaps forward every week or two as well. However, from my experience with Greyson and learning about ASD, I am very familiar with the huge leaps forward as well as the major regressions that happen regularly. They come as no surprise, but the little incremental steps in the right direction are very exciting to me and get me really hopeful for the future.
Something from last week that stands out is him independently going potty successfully! I asked him to sit on the potty because it was time and I turned around. I had to run out of the room to handle something with the dogs (big surprise), I came back and Grey was just playing and I thought nothing of it. About 10 minutes later I went to move the potty and I was amazed to see that it was full. I did a double take and it took me a minute to put it all together. He just hung out there when I walked out and went pee and then just got up and started playing again. This is obviously a huge step in the right direction. It has been a slow painful process up to this point so when I realized he was successful I ran over to him and brought the potty. I showed it to him and made a huge deal of it. The pride on his face was obvious and adorable of course. Just another one of those moments that make all the work and challenges we face well worth it.
I have come so far as person and a father since he was born. It is just amazing how good every moment feels because each challenge overcome turns into a memory and something to celebrate! Life can be hard and challenging but it can also be very rewarding and joyous!
Life can be so amazing sometimes!