Our Biggest Day

Lately, I’ve been sharing a lot of firsts for my son Cooper.

Tonight, was the biggest one yet.

He and I sat and watched an hour long flag football game together. He sat. He watched the timer. (Two 25 minute half’s is a long time!)

He waved at his brother who was playing.

He held my hand.

He asked my 486 times for trains. And we were present. Together. A family of five.

This wasn’t just any first. This was a first we have worked towards every day of his life for 7 years.

Every. Single. Day. I laid the foundation to get the older brother to the younger brother’s games.

For so many years it seemed impossible. And over the years I didn’t necessarily give up I more so adjusted our goals.

The game was Mount Everest. So we focused on listening. On safety. On sitting. On being present. On not running. On not screaming. On not rolling. On not self injuring.

Today, we climbed our mountain. He and I. And people around us probably had no idea that this was our biggest day. Ever.

Life is funny like that. Others seemingly typical moments are our huge ones.

When we got to the car after I felt the tears spring to my eyes. Because there were many a day when I thought this would never happen.

Hard work. Determination. And love.

Good job kid. I’m so proud of you. Thank you for never giving up.

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