When Your Child Says Love You

When Your Child Says Love You

Yesterday was a particularly trying day for all sorts of reasons. I wasn’t in the best of health as I have had a constant headache for the last week and no amount of tablets are shifting the pain. I haven’t been coping with the kids the slightest meltdown is getting to me.

I am weathering my own personal storm. I am feeling very down and despondent at the moment. I am still having my mini strokes and currently awaiting a heart operation. I am stuck in the dark depths of the valley, where I seem to spending more and more time there.

Anyway kids say things when you least expect them to. Zak is no exception. These last few weeks have been amazing with Zak he has had such a development spurt. His talking has gone from parrot fashion that is quite common in children with autism, to him using his own words.

We were just settling down to go to sleep when Zak said on his own accord, not parrot fashion

love you muma

OMG those words were just absolute words of joy. He said he loves me on his own. There are no feelings that can describe how those words made me feel.

  • Jane Gregory

    We get this now plus kisses & gentle ‘strokes.’ Means the world & makes up for all the tough times 100-fold. Sorry to hear that you’re still having such debilitating health problems yourself. Hope things improve soon xx

    • Wendy

      Thank you Jane

      Oh that is lovely you get kisses and gentle strokes – it does all mean the world doesn’t it. xx

  • http://softthistle.net Marylin

    It’s these beautiful moments that make it all worth while, isn’t it?
    I’m still waiting for the day Max says that without it being echolalia. He’ll get there, one day. :)
    Hope you start to feel better soon xxx

    • Wendy

      Thank you Marylin

      Yes it is these moments that help us get through :)

  • http://www.orchardtoys.com Lynda@orchardtoys

    Oh how lovely, made me go ‘all goose pimply’. I think you’re marvellous how you cope with all your problems… Could your headache be a tension-related headache? I know if I am tense I clench my teeth which can give me a headache for days. One that I just cannot get rid of!

    • Wendy

      Thank you Lynda

      Yes headache could be tension, never thought of that x

  • http://Www.childsfarm.com Joanna

    Remember this as being so wonderful and focus on the joy of motherhood as much as you can. We all think of you, and wish you so much good health, happiness and joy.

    • Wendy

      Thank you Joanna x

  • Isobel Keogh

    Just so delighted for you – this time of year is hard enough without additional health problems. Am soooo chuffed for you and Zak, and know how much those ‘independent’ words mean after so much time without them. Sending you love xx

    • Wendy

      Thank you Isobel

      Yes it is a major break through . Thanks xx

  • alyth_mum

    I know you never doubted the fact that he loves you but it must be extra wonderful to hear him confirm this in words. :)

    • Wendy

      Thank you Louise.

      Yes it is lovely to hear them :)

  • elyssia

    so sweet he said that himself great love u too