High Score

Monday evening Samara babysits Martin. It’s my big night on the town.

As I was leaving yesterday, around 5:30 pm, Samara was heating dinner and Martin was playing in the loft space above our entry hall.

Playing alone. Score for Martin.

From the living room, I yelled, “Martin! Where are you?”

Martin appeared in the loft door.

Understanding that I needed to see him. Score for Martin.

“I’m leaving now,” I said. “I love you very much.”

“I love you too, Mommy.”

An appropriate response, including the use of “too” and addressed directly to me. Score for Martin.

I asked, “Can you blow me a kiss?”

Martin placed his hand to his lips, then waved it toward me.

Direction, albeit simple direction, followed. Score for Martin.

I tossed a kiss at him and departed.

Later, after drinks with parents from Martin’s school, I met a church friend for dinner. This friend knows that Martin has autism. At some point during dinner, he said, “I hope it’s okay to say this and it doesn’t make you mad or anything: When I see Martin at church, he looks just like all the other kids.”

A friend doesn’t want to offend me when he says Martin looks like any other kid. Score for everyone involved.

4 thoughts on “High Score

  1. YAY!!! I have been following you for awhile now and have been meaning to respond. I too am recovering my son in PA and it is so helpful and hopeful to follow you.

    I pray we all find final recovery and peace in this journey.

    Be well.


  2. This is wonderful news!!! I am happy to see that you are back to blogging and that you are seeing some great improvements. So, please elaborate on ABM. How did you find it? Has there been any changes to your biomed routine? I will email you again and hope to hear back as I am unsure whether to look at Mary Coyle, Yasko, or Andrew Cutler’s protocols vs my current DAN! Hmmm……..maybe ABM instead?

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