Yesterday was a memorable day. My pretty much non-verbal, autistic, Mr 3 blew me away.
“Mummy? When [it] raining… when it stop… [we see] rainbow. Okay?”
Precious words from the gorgeous lips of my (no longer non-verbal!) little man!!! It was lunchtime, and he was busy munching on his favourite sandwich – sprinkles – and we were listening to the pelting of the rain on our tin roof. And he just started talking, right out of the blue (well, grey, actually, if that phrase is referring to ‘sky’ LOL). He’d obviously been thinking about when the rain would stop (although for most of the day, it just poured and poured and poured; the type of rain that you think will never ever end) and he verbalised what he’d been thinking about.
What a tear-jerker moment!!!
And what made it more special? Posting about it on Facebook and getting SO many supportive comments and ‘Likes’ from online friends. It was just SO incredible to be able to share it with those who know me, and know Mr 3 & our situation, and to see that they were as touched as I was by it. One comment especially made me think. Katherine Howard, I’m looking at you! She mentioned that it was “a lovely observation to verbalise” – and I couldn’t agree more! The idea of the ‘rainbow’. The beauty, after all the miserable-non-stop-rain; the happiness after the perpetual dreariness; even the promise of hope from the original Noah-and-the-Ark Bible story . It perfectly mirrored what had just happened. My little man, talking, after so many months of not. So unbelievably precious!
Wow. Just wow! It was a special, special day. 😀
Thanks for letting me share that with you, too, dear readers – and have yourselves some incredible days today, too! 😀
2 replies on “A rainbow *sob*”
You and Ian are just the best. I was very emotional after reading your Blogs after being off air for over a week. I can appreciate the ‘music toyour ears’ hearing your ‘little’ man speaking like that. may God continue to Bless you both as parents and work. Love from us both.
Hi Wendy! It’s great to hear from you again!
Thank you, as always, for your lovely comments. Yes, it was certainly a very special day! And sharing it, and getting to comment on it again and again, is making it just that more special!
Thanks again, and heaps of love to you and Steve!