I just had to share MJ’s swimming progress with all of you. The other day at the pool he swam from the shallow end to the deep end, on his own, without fear, for the first time!! It took me by surprise and I closely watched him then got my camera ready to film him swimming from the deep end back to the shallow end. I can’t express how thankful I am to the YMCA Special Needs Camp that he has been going to this summer. They have done a phenomenal job at getting him to really relax while in the water. I would have never thought this was possible three years ago. He was a crying, screaming, fearful child while in the water. Now the pool is where he always wants to be.
This was MJ’s second birthday😊. This was pre-diagnosis. I remember him being so happy and repeating how old he was. I love looking back at these memories.
Look at those cheeks😍.
Reading this today actually made me feel better. 😊
Courtesy of Pinterest
MJ has always had a knack with electronics. Since he was very young he knew how to maneuver the computer and the TV controls like a champ! Add in a video game console, DVD player, and other electronics, and he still knew how to operate every single one on his own without us teaching him. This still goes on today. Recently I asked him to show me what website he goes on for a particular game and he took my laptop and began clicking and fixing things that I didn’t even realize needed fixing. The funny thing is that he never did show me the website that I was requesting. Anyhow, we always have been amazed by the fact that he can do this. He also remembers phone numbers of family members. We can tell him what the number is one time and we never have to tell him again.
The picture shown is something that happens every day. MJ records about 10-15 shows every 24 hours! Even when we are sleeping, he has already set up the recordings that he wants. I wonder what’s gonna happen when he runs out of recording space.
Ain’t this the truth!
Courtesy of @bloomingwithautism