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Friday, March 28, 2008

HBO Movie Online

I was so inspired by this movie and greatly appreciated that it featured children from all over the spectrum and didn't focus on what they could not do but instead showed the gifts that each and every one had. I am sure that it took a great deal of hard work to put it all together but I found it to be reassuring and comforting to know that other parents go through the same intense emotions that I do and that we all share the same fears for our children's future.

If you do nothing else today please watch this film to the end and I feel certain that you will have a great big smile on your face and your heart will feel that much bigger and you may end up with a few tears in your eyes. I don't know how long HBO will make this film available online so watch it now and do not hesitate or put it off until another time, films like this simply do not come along often.

Griffin is feeling waaaaay better and has his happy camper smile and laughter going again and I am so very happy. For some reason he woke up at 2:00 a.m. and couldn't or wouldn't go back to sleep. I did my very best to stay awake but the medicine that I take for sleep made it exceptionally difficult to not doze off, I struggled to remain alert and to be aware of what was going on, Griffin always stays in the bedroom with me when he gets up like this and he is constantly attempting to rouse me and get me to wake up enough to carry on conversation with him. I finally got up for good at 5:00 and was able to get Griffin to snuggle with me and we watched the Sprout channel, he kept telling me jokes, and we ate some cereal together. Literally all day long Griffin showed no signs whatsoever of being fatigued and went to sleep tonight at about 8:30. We had a wonderful day even without going outside of the house, it was just a lazy day with lots of laughter and snuggling (which is my all time favorite thing to do with him). I am so very fortunate that he is affectionate and I hope that for us that never changes.

If it doesn't rain this weekend then I plan to take Griffin to the park or parking lot of his school so that he can ride his bike and get some much needed exercise........for both of us. Have a beautiful weekend and don't forget to watch the movie, in fact, watch it with your loved ones and send the link to everyone you know whether they understand autism or not they will get a glimpse into what you experience in your life both alone and with your child and even with your partner/spouse.

1 comment:

KC's Blog said...

I watched the film, the children looked so proud of themselves! I like that this film included non verbal kiddos as well, its about time! Everyone had the chance to be in the film. (all along the spectrum).
I thought that the director was awesome with the kiddos and found her story of how she adopted Neal from a Russian orphange amazing.