One year ago I was nearly 49 and already reflecting on middle age. Now I am rushing headlong towards my 50s and by this time next week I will be eligible to attend events that feature incontinence wear and funeral planning. I'm soooo looking forward to it! Just my thing...
Twelve months ago, my eldest daughter Angel was taking her final school exams. Now she's all grown up.
For aspie boy 2011 was the year of the mega meltdown. June wasn't the worst month, but his anxiety levels were building as the summer holidays drew near. We finally got help in September and since then his behaviour has improved. He is much more mature and aware and I am better able to cope as well. We have not reached meltdown at all in 2012, so far.
Last year was also the year that I lost my Dad, and tomorrow is Father's Day, so the memories are crowding around me right now. But I still keep pushing them away as I cannot yet write or think about his death without tears. My only consolation is that I spent as much time in Wales as I could during his final months.
And Smiley? Well she is a little bigger, a little tighter in some of her muscles, but basically still the same :)
One year ago today #specialsaturday began. It was the brainchild of Wendy, an inspirational mum of four kids, three with autism and other special needs. She is currently recovering from two strokes. Special Saturday was set up to improve awareness and increase understanding of special needs. It is now a global campaign. Join in by 'liking' the facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/SpecialSaturday; following on twitter - @Specialsat and retweeting hashtag - #specialsaturday; or reading and following the Special Saturday Blog : http://specialsaturday.org/
Happy 1st Birthday Special Saturday!
And may there be many more...