Christian was a bright, happy, and healthy baby until around 2. At 2 years old he started to withdraw and exhibit a lot of repetitive behaviors. At 2 1/2 he was diagnosed with severe autism along with an array of other lesser diagnosis. It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey.
We made a commitment to God to love Christian before he was even born. Loving Christian is an easy thing to do though! He has a huge amount of love to give. He is fun and energetic with his own unique sense of humor. He has a beautiful smile and a terrific laugh. He struggles with many things that are easy for others but finds easy things like unconditional love and acceptance that seem difficult for many.
He is a special person created in God's image. I learn so much from him every day. He has taught me about the things that are truly important and to appreciate the many small miracles of life we experience every day. I fell incredibly blessed to be his mom and honored that God entrusted us with the special gift of raising him.
Happy Birthday Christian!