One of the wonderful by-products of this mess at work is that I am spending every day with my family. Yesterday we ended the day with Emma saying to me during dinner, “Go outside with just Mommy?”
“Yeah okay, Em. We can go outside together as soon as everyone’s finished eating their dinner,” I told her.
Once outside, Nic was already there throwing the frisbee for the dogs. Emma said, “Hold hands with Nicky?”
“Sure Em,” Nic said.
“Run through the sprinklers with Nicky?” Emma said, jumping up and down.
“I’ll run through the sprinklers with you, Em. Here,” he said, holding out his hand.
And then they began to run together.
Through the sprinklers…
And then Emma changed into her bathing suit and they ran again, this time through a rainbow…
And out the other side.
Laughing and together, just the way any brother and sister might.
For more on Emma’s journey through a childhood of autism, go to: www.EmmasHopeBook.com