4/28/23

I will start this blog off with a disclaimer that in no way am I bragging about anything at all. I am only saying that it all simply worked well this week.

I

LOVED

MY

TIME

WITH

ELIZABETH

There, I said it.

And for those who have ready any and all of my posts, you know that we have had our fair share of challenges in the 25+ years that she and I have been on this journey together. Her Sensory Processing Disorder ( SPD) and Global Dyspraxia have been challenging since birth. Sometimes one beats out the other for the forefront of concern, but trust me, one of them is there and present most days.

But she has worked.

HARD! Everday to grow and achieve.

So back to my exclamation prior. The end of the week off that we all had was when Michael and John headed to New York to see the sights. And well, let’s face it, that whole crazy there was not going to be a good fit for Elizabeth. So we decided to stay back and have “girls time”

And it was simply wonderful.

She was all in for this. We shopped, had coffee, got dinners in and watched movies.

I discovered the fun of clicking around Netflix and landing on a show that she and I watched.

I learned she likes getting her nails done in a salon. First time for her because there was always the thought that she liked it better at home.

I learned that she is simply FUN to be around. I mean I KNEW she was fun but to have nothing but time with her, no schedules, no appointments, no calls to make. JUST TIME was a wonderful and beautiful thing.

She picked the places and the pace, and I was like, YEP let’s go.

I loved seeing the side of her that others see when they are with her, and they don’t have to worry about the things I just said.

I got the fun! and it was great.

I love knowing that this Elizabeth is the one that she shows to the world because knowing how easy going she is and how much fun she has with the littlest of things makes my heart know she will be good in life with friends.

It was heart lightening to see all this.

When our time was done, we both could see that we can and will continue the fun things. And I have to say we will not forget the first really long and open ended “girls time”

I think of the young child who cried all the time. Who didn’t want to go here of do this. Who was afraid of the world. and I think how wonderful to see this young adult enjoy life.

She was an is a buddy to me.

And I am in awe of her.

and so proud of what she has become. We are a work in progress but celebrating the good is what we all need to do. Even the smallest of things should be shouted to the roof tops.

So, I am doing just that.

I wish everyone a peaceful week.

Michele Gianetti author of Elizabeth Believes In Herself.

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