Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Sixth Birthday Wolfe!

Happy Birthday Wolfe! I love you so much. I love having you in our family.
Wolfie is a very wierd boy and WE LOVE IT! I appreciate how innocent he is and at times how quiet he is. He makes us laugh so hard. When we showed him this video he tried to blow on the screen to blow out the candles. He is still our little baby and we love him the way he is. It was hard for me to come to terms with how he is and how he will be in the future but I have come to realize how blessed I am to have such a sweet little boy and I enjoy taking care of him. I look forward to our future together and am so happy for all the many accomplishments that he has done in the past few months (he can now write his name). I know that he will continue to improve but all that matters to Morgan and I is that he is happy and healthy. So far he has been a happy and healthy boy.
When Wolfe was first diagnosed with autism, his doctor told me that I shouldn't worry because Wolfe would be able to get by on his looks alone and he was so right. All his teachers, therapists, and doctors LOVE him. I have even had therapists fight over who got to work with him. Kids at school are drawn to him and want to play with him. He is very special and even strangers can pick up on it.
I love having him in my life and I especially love that his name is now written all over my walls, doors, sheets, car, scratched in the table, and even part of it on Wini (she was his accomplice). My favorite times with him his when he plays nicely with his brother and sister and wants to be a part of what his family is doing, which isn't very often. I am grateful that he is so snuggly and likes to be kissed and hugged and squeezed. I have actually learned to enjoy the strange looks people give me when they see Wini walking through the store and Wolfe crammed in the grocery cart high chair.
Also I want to thank my neices and nephews for being so interested in Wolfe. I especially want to thank Bailey and Calvin for how helpful they are with Wolfe. They always try to include him and do a great job helping out with him. I am very impressed with them for including other kids with disablilities and not being afraid of them. Calvin has a friend in primary with autism that he befriended and by him doing so, other kids have become friend with the little boy. I love hearing things like that because it reminds me that kids are loving and understanding. (my other nices and nephews are great with Wolfe too, they just aren't around him very much)
Anyways the point is that I love him and hope he has a happy birthday!

14 comments:

Vegas Family said...

Wolfe is just as lucky to have such a special mom! Happy Birthday Wolfe. We all feel blessed to have you in our family.

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Wolfe!! I love how patient he was while his candles kept re-lighting. The doctors are right--he is VERY handsome! You are such a great Mom, Sara. That was such a sweet tribute to such a sweet little boy!

ajesplin said...

Well said, Sara. Wolfe is a handsome lil' guy--looks a bit like me, I always thought. That was a cute video. Was it from last year (only 5 candles and he looks younger)? He looked was totally indifferent to the situation.

Katie or Tom said...

Happy Birthday! I do love that boy. I don't know how you got so lucky to have him. He is very special to me. My favorite memory of him is when i was getting him out of the bath and out of no where he hugged me. I don't think i have ever felt so special. Thank you Wolfe. I love you. (TIK) Hey, my sister with the little boy with Autism is trying to find some medication. I thought you might have some insight.

Erin Beck said...

You were blessed to have Wolfe in your life and I think he was blessed to have you for his mother. You are such a patient and loving mom. You both have been an inspiration to me and my choice to go to school to study in that field. Happy Birthday Wolfe. We all love you

Webster's Dictionary said...

Happy Birthday Wolfegang!

erin said...

Happy Birthday Wolfe! I had no idea you had a child with autism. I used to be an autism specialist! I bet you are the most wonderful mother to all of your kids! I wish I lived close so I could meet your family! My sister has a 10 year old with autism, and he is just the sweetest boy! I miss him so much!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Wolfie! When we walked into the house, the night of his birthday party, someone came up behind me and gave me a huge hug. I thought it was Teddy and was surprised to turn and see Wolfie! I usually have to ask for a hug and it was great to get one without asking. He is definitely special in the best sense of the word.

abutler said...

Happy B-Day Wolfe! You are such a good Mom. Wolfe is so cute. Hayden talks about him often. He thinks he has the coolest name.

Erin Beck said...

Stop saying things in my name or I will report you. It didnt even make any sense!!

Joe C. said...

With a name like Wolfegang, he's gotta be good.

Memzy said...

What a cutie. Happy Birthday to him!!

Amy Thurston said...

I like when he rubs the side of his cheak to say Mamie. And I also like that he feels totally obligated to give me a kiss every time he sees me. I feel lucky to live close to you guys!

Katie or Tom said...

You were posting comments while i was posting a new post. I feel so much closer to you all of the sudden.(TIK)