Eleven months old today, she bends down and picks up her favorite book and plops it in my lap to read to her! I couldn't believe it! I know it will be one of many, but it just felt like magic. Another milestone reached. Brain developing , skills being gained. Nothing short of miraculous!
I get that same chill-like feeling when Polkadot does something new, as I got when I saw Dash line up the alphabet in order before he was 2, or when he did the 100 piece jigsaw puzzles before he was 3. The same feeling as I got when Sketch read his first "I Can Read" book at the age of 3, or when Princess Buttercup taught herself some sign language from a book and later created her own signs for the words she didn't know (before she could talk clearly).
Growing up. It's like magic. Typically developing or not, it's nothing short of a miracle.
I am very thankful that Polkadot is showing more neuro-typical learning than the other kids did, but at the same time, I am very thankful for all the amazing things my spectrummy boys can do because of the way their amazing minds are wired. ASD or not, these children have a purpose that only they can fill, and an amazing, artistic Creator who made them just he way He wanted, for His glory.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.