Everybody needs a friend. . . . . no one can get through this life alone. Well, I guess you can but you’ll miss out on so much! I think the thing I struggle and stress about the most is how my boys will ‘get along’ with and make connections with other people. The social connections are where most autistic individuals struggle and as a parent, I HOPE AND PRAY that they will have great individuals around them who will be supportive of them.
The kiddos were out of school for a few days this past week and we went with grandma and some friends to Moab, UT. Here’s a picture of da boys with their 11 yr old pal, A.
The ENTIRE trip A road in our car, the BOY car. He would walk with the boys, hold their hands as they walked through the streets, sit next to them at dinner, buckle them in, play their games with them, and wait for them on the hikes. A’s mom bought him a hat one morning and when we went souvenir shopping later that night, the ONLY thing da boys wanted was a hat like A. Look at Twin A in the picture – arm on A’s shoulder with the happiest and biggest smile imaginable.
To A ~ thank you for being a great pal for the boys and for making this trip memorable for all of us. I appreciate your friendship with the boys and hope and pray there are more people like you out there. Your friendship to them means so much, this picture proves it. Mahalo!