Celebrating Victories

I used to not be good at celebrating victories.

I was so hyper-focused on everything my son had to learn that I lived in this crazy place where I kept thinking about what I needed to teach him next.

Almost like a checklist. And I’d tell myself…when ‘this’ happens, then we will celebrate.

When he starts talking or when he does whatever.

It came from a place of love and devotion to help him. I wanted to help him so badly. But because of it, I missed a lot of the joy we should have been experiencing.

Now we celebrate everything. When something amazing happens we take notice.

I stop what I am doing. We celebrate. We dance. We clap. We twirl and cheer. I shout it from the rooftops.

It wasn’t that long ago that this kid could not in any way be on our front porch. If he was, he would bolt every single time for the road. It was dangerous and unsafe.

We had to lock our house down. Alarms and alerts and safety precautions. If we were outside he needed two hands on him at all times.

Tonight, he sat on the porch for 30 minutes. He was calm and relaxed and waved to the neighbors.

This is progress. We celebrate progress over here.

And one more thing…our progress looks different than most. And that’s ok. CELEBRATE. Even if others don’t understand. Because our kids do!

Finding Cooper’s Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you’re never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village….all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to our journey. You can also follow us on Facebook, subscribe for exclusive videos, and subscribe to our newsletter.

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