This past weekend at their Aunt and Uncles Wedding :) (Owen - 6yrs, Maddie - 4 yrs, Ben 3 yrs)
Autism doesn't stop this family; in fact, Autism is our motivation.
The best thing about Autism in our life, is that it sometimes gives you the opportunity to compare how far your life and children have come. Owen has been a ring bearer 3 times in his young beautiful life, the first time was at our wedding, second was at our cousins wedding, and last was this past Saturday at his Aunts and Uncles Country wedding.
Owen has gone from crying down the isle, flapping and squirming in peoples hands to escape, and tantrums - to this past Saturday, no iPad, and quiet as a church mouse. My boy is growing, our children are growing, our lives are entering a new phase of our Autism journey. Owen is able to participate in huge weddings, walk down an aisle, hold a sign, smile - I cannot tell you how amazing this truly is.
I can show you in pictures.
Maddie at our wedding - 7 months old
Our wedding - 22 months old Cousins wedding - 2 1/2 yrs old
Our wedding June 27, 2009
Ben at Josh and Nickys wedding this past Saturday
Rock on Coens kids; rock on.