Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reasons to be cheerful

This weeks #R2BC is a very easy one to write, I don't even have 3 reasons..........I don't need them.

Today is little A's 5th birthday. My baby is 5!!!
This stunning little man is the last of 3 boys, I would have loved even more children, but it was not meant to be. I struggled to conceive and the age gaps were too big.

But I also think.....We couldn't improve on perfection.

All three of my boys are so different. My eldest, I think, kind of looks like me, but he most definitely has his fathers temperament. He's laid back, nothing really bothers him, but when it does.....look out!
RJ, now he's the handful, he's not naughty, just..........well lets just say he's a handful!

Little A..he's opened my eyes to a new world. The world of Autism.

He's happy, a real smiler. I'm lucky that he became verbal over the last 12 months, it means we don't have the meltdowns, due to frustration, that we had before this.

I cannot explain how different he has made our lives. He made me realise that RJ had similar traits, which made him easier to manage. Thanks to him our house is a calmer place, because I understand what upsets him and RJ, and remove the problem.

He taught me how to deal with anxieties, how to deal with meltdowns.

He taught me how to not care what people think of me.

He taught me how to enjoy the little pleasures in life.

He taught me how to be a good mum.

I cannot express how much this little man changed our lives, but I can say how much we are grateful that he is in it.

So happy birthday you wonderful little boy. You and your brothers are my world, you are my reasons to be cheerful.
Every. Single. Day.


  1. Happy 5th Birthday to your little guy, hope you're all having a wonderful day :) xx

  2. Happy 5th birthday to A, i hope you all have a fantastic day xx

  3. Happy Birthday x Hope you had a fab day x

  4. HUGE happy birthday to A, I hope he had a wonderful day!! xx

    1. He spent all evening playing skylanders!! lol x


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