Ethan's Song: the beginning
My beautiful princes came into this world chosen. I was blessed before I knew he belonged to me. Everything from the start was different with Ethan. He smiles through his eyes, they drew you immediately. And his actual smile was life changing. This beautiful little baby boy was all mine. As he grew my ability to love grew immensely. Our connect was so real, so intense. At the time it was such a dark period in my life, and to this day I feel I missed so many mommy ques. Nevertheless less, I felt something in my heart that Ethan was special. With that feeling I also knew there were things I needed to pay more attention to. I noticed around 16 months that he wasn’t really hitting his milestones. I was able to get him early intervention. And while doing so get on a waitlist for him to see a developmental specialist. It was a extremely long wait. The time finally came (5/4/14). Anxiety, nerves and fear all in one.
Thats when our doctor told me that based on the information collected today . He will be formally diagnosing Ethan with Autism( ASD) and Global Delays. Tear ran down my face. In my mind I ask why? Like everything in my life I just needed time to process to collect myself and get myself together. This was something I knew a little about through friends that had kids who were Autistic. Then I looked over at Ethan, I realized he wasn't any different because of those words,he was still my little boy. With my new diagnosis and the beginnings to our family changing forever, I left the office still crying I just kept going. It was me, Leyah and Ethan. Wasn't sure what was next.....
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