The Moment I Knew Everything Was Going To Be OK

20140911_093554 I remember a baby who was fussy and wouldn’t sleep through the night.

He loved the water, and it seemed to calm him. He reached milestones appropriately until he was 14 months old, and then everything changed.

Walker stopped talking; he started screaming about everything. If he wanted something, he’d point and holler. If he fell and hurt himself, he’d shed no tears.I couldn’t rock him or read to him. The doctors kept telling me he would catch up, but as his mother, I knew something was definitely wrong.

I searched until we ended up at a behavioral center. Extensive therapies started at our local school and at the hospital. I prayed for our son. It hurt that he never let me hold him or hug him close.

One day when he was 5, he walked up to me and actually hugged me and said, “I love you, Mom Mom.”

And I knew everything was going to be OK.

Walker is now 13. He’s still in therapy. He still attends the school where he started therapy. He’s in the seventh grade, and this is his first year in regular classes with an inclusion teacher. He has medical problems and behavioral problems.

But he is our miracle.

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