I promise, I am only going to do this on my blog once, because as my son is adopted, it is important to maintain his anonymity, but I am just so amazingly proud of him. And this blog is about my stamping life and not my family life really.
I don't talk about him on my blog very much, but he is truly the most beautiful thing in my life, he gives me and his dad so much joy, laughter and happiness.
He has severe dyspraxia (I think in the US it is called apraxia) and ADHD, with very severe verbal dyspraxia and he now attends a speech and language unit to help with his educational problems.
Anyway, last night Rob and I went to watch him in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with his mainstream school year (the Speech and Language Unit is attached to a mainstream school), he was a hedgehog, one of the woodland animals, and although I am his mum, he was amazing.
He is in the picture with Sneezy and a mouse. He has come so far in so short a period of time. At 4, he was incredibly shy, incredibly lacking in confidence and very aware that no-one could understand a word that he said. He used to cry constantly, hide at the back, fidget and not sing. Last night,at 7, he was hamming it up like a good un. He was singing on the stage, reading the words of the song off a projector behind the audience (he still has extreme difficulty with reading), smiling, laughing, over-acting and having so much fun with his friends and I was soooo proud.
So forgive me this one indulgence in talking about my family, but yesterday was a good day! :)