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The Strength of an Angel: Five Years and Counting

The Strength of an Angel: Five Years and Counting

Angel turned five-years old this past Sunday. In celebration of this milestone, I want to share some of his strengths with you. This is my effort to remove the focus (if only for a day) from what Angel has to learn to do and what he can not do…yet. So here we go:

Angel

  • is affectionate. (We can’t get enough of his spontaneous kisses.)
  • can follow simple commands. (It may take repetition but he can do it.)
  • can memorize lyrics and melodies  to children’s songs he enjoys. (Some call it scripting. I call it memorizing.)
  • enjoys labeling objects, such as letters, numbers, and animals.
  • is very agile. (He can use a gallon bottle of oil as leverage to climb on top of the freezer to get what he wants. This Olympic-worthy skill could lead to something. You never know.)
  • is determined.
  • is a problem-solver.
  • uses the three-word sentence I want ______.  to make requests.
  • uses the bathroom to go “number one” with prompting.
  • has a healthful appetite. (He absolutely loves spinach, fruits,
    broccoli, and popcorn.)
  • likes to complete simple puzzles.
  • loves flowers and plants.
  • likes to play outdoors, especially on the slide.

When we started our journey, Angel could not do a lot of the things on this list. We are grateful for everything he has accomplished and we look forward to him reaching many more milestones in the future.

Happy 5th Birthday, Angel!!!

I am proud to say that our son is conquering autism one milestone at a time.

Please share some of your child’s strengths. Let’s celebrate them all. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Miz Kp

 

 

 

Miz Kp
Written by Miz Kp

12 Comment responses

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    August 14, 2012

    He likes broccoli? That’s amazing!

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    August 14, 2012

    To many more milestones and blessings! Wonderful! Now you’ll need to change your “About me” section. :-)

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      August 14, 2012

      Thanks and I just changed it. :)

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    August 14, 2012

    It is wonderful to watch our children and grand children on the spectrum grow and develop even if it is at their own pace. We appreciate and cherish each achievement and reinforce it with our love and attention. In the process we redefine what is “normal”. I remember recently when describing to the attendants at a day care facility what to expect of my grandson I said, “Oh! if he somersaults its perfectly normal!”
    I am sure Angels’ list is even longer and only an introduction to the topic. I look forward to hearing from others.

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      August 14, 2012

      Yep. The list is longer and growing everyday. Thank you.

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    August 14, 2012

    That’s a wonderful little man you have there!! Happy 5th birthday!

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      August 14, 2012

      Thanks so much. We appreciate it.

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    August 16, 2012

    I am sooooooooooo proud of my son. He always finds a way to exceed my expectation and make me laugh. Happy birthday my little Angel. Now please stop pulling my hair!!!

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    August 18, 2012

    I love this post!! It’s great to take a moment to appreciate how far our kiddos have come and how much they have accomplished! Way to go Angel, and happy birthday! :)

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      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so much and yes we appreciate all those moments.

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    October 04, 2012

    Happiest Birthday, Angel! I love this list of accomplishments. It’s so important to remember the things are children can do instead of only focusing on the things they have yet to learn. May this next year of life be filled with many more blessings and accomplishments. <3

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