This post is dedicated to the awesome mother of my kids. She’ll kill me when she sees this update and the pictures of her but hey, this is my blog, right? I can do something different from time to time. 🙂
My wife is awesome and our kids absolutely love her. The boys are so excited when she is around and they are constantly fighting for her attention and trying to make her happy. . . . . I mentioned in a past post that one of our weekly struggles is hearing them fight over who gets tucked in by mommy first. There are worse things the boys could fight about. 🙂
We met during college while working at the Polynesian Cultural Center – the following is a shot of her with three of our friends. The couple in the photo now live in Japan and used to live down the hall from us. Manu is in the back – he was my best man.
I could go on forever but I know most people will get bored with a long post on my feelings for my wife. To tie it in to autism and this blog though, let’s just say that if it weren’t for my wife and her maturity to ask the ‘tough questions’ when our boys were little, we wouldn’t have gotten their diagnosis so young and would’ve missed out on a lot of the progress that they have made. If it wasn’t for her proactive approach by researching schools and getting us on waiting lists, our boys wouldn’t be in the fantastic school that they are in now. . . . .
I think back to that experience and realize how much maturity it took for her, as well as all of you out there who are on this same journey, to put “her dreams” for the kids aside when she noticed their delays and ask the tough question that you may be afraid to ask, “something is different. . . . is there something more that I need to know or do?”
A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers and future mothers out there. You shape this world more than you know. To my wife ~ your are amazing! Happy Mothers Day and thank you for everything. Love ya.