Vania O’Keefe, the President of our local Autism Society Board joined us with her three kiddos. She is an insanely amazing MOM, WIFE, FRIEND, Attorney, PTA Vice President, Autism Society President, and so much more. After she watched the video, she wrote to me:
That video was wonderful! I can’t believe you did that so quickly! I got goosebumps 🙂 And by the way, my favorite part was watching Sean, who just a year ago was absolutely terrified of the beach, try to get on the boogie board and do what the other kids were doing. What an amazing moment that was 🙂My dear friend Laura Tomon said:
What I was most appreciative of was the opportunity to socialize without judgements. We as parents always feel we need to protect our kids from “normal” families and we can never just relax and let our guard down. The freedom from scrutiny allowed us to actually relax and see the joy on our kids faces. That was my favorite part.
Hilda Guzman had a fabulous time too. She is new to the group and oh so much fun!!!! She said:
It was fun to be around other families and Ricky had a wonderful time.
Glory Buyrn is always upbeat and just one of those people you gravitate towards. She loved getting to sneak away with her kids!!
My two kiddos loved it too. When I asked them what their favorite part was, they said:
My kids loved having fun with me and the other kids there. Having a meetup that we’ve committed to attend, forces me to go out and do fun activities with my kids. So many times I talk myself out of the “fun stuff” in lieu of the work, which always seems more important. I like scheduling in fun time with the family. It shows the kids a side of mom that they and I love to see! Thanks so much for that opportunity.
YOU. Because you complimented me on doing a 180 on my boogie board. (Oh, how I love him)…#littlesurfersrulePhotography is my passion, but Real Estate is how I feed my family and support the Autism Community – every chance I get through Spectrum Parents.
My oldest said he loved boogie boarding and hanging out with his friend, Peyton. (I am so tickled that Peyton is back from visiting his Dad this summer!!!! BTW, Peyton is Laura’s son)
What I loved most about this meet-up and Spectrum Parents is the friendships I have gained. Life is so much better with other Autism Mommies in it.