My Permanent Gift

My (now 7 year old) Dax is a gift to our family.  He has high functioning autism and is a unique combination of loving angel/mischievous leprechaun.

Until Dax was about 4 1/2, he usually couldn’t sit still long enough for me to read him a book.  Gratefully, he now loves to read, sometimes.  Writing has been trickier.  Dax always refused to color in his younger years and still struggles with writing.  Though last year he gave me a memorable writing gift:

Daxton: Mom, you need to see this.  I have something I want to show you!

Mom: Ok???

My giddy leprechaun was jumping and beaming with pride as he presented my gift, written boldly on his bedroom wall.

Me:  Buddy!  You wrote that all by yourself!?!  I’m so proud of you!  But!  WHY the permanent marker?

Dax: (slyly sincere)  I just love you sooo much.  I wanted it to be there…forever!

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Just rollin with the luv that comes my way.