Last week my sweet little boy turned two! It’s hard to believe everything that has happened in the last year and more importantly in the last six months. It was his 18 month appointment that I asked his pediatrician if we could get a referral for a speech therapist. Little did I know what would come of that request. I am so grateful that we were able to catch his diagnosis so early and that he will now receive an entire year of services to aid him with his development.
He may not be at all the milestones you would expect for a two year old, but he has his own amazing strengths. For instance he has one of the best laughs I have ever heard. I wish I could bottle it up and share it with anyone who is feeling sad. He brings so much joy to us with that little giggle.
He loves his sister! Maybe he can’t say the words, but he shows it by lighting up the second she enters a room. He is very interested in watching what she is doing and will steal toys from her as any younger sibling would do. Kendall equally loves him and would do anything for him and will always have his back. She is slowly learning what Autism is and what it means for Gavin’s development. God definitely partnered them together because he knew the strength and support they give to each other.
Happy Birthday, my sweet angel. I am so honored to be your mom! Your dad and I will never stop advocating for you. We love you.