My sister Kelli sent me this video tonight:
Kids with autism work so hard.
Watching the video took me right back to when Riley was three, and the tears just started to flow. (And that was before the little girl even started singing). It makes me take stock and appreciate how far Riley has come. Like the child in the video, everything was so very frustrating for her. Now, our girl is mostly joyful. She’s having a good life.
Riley loves Katy Perry. Watching that little girl sing with her and hug her long and hard at the end of the song was so precious. That little girl had to climb Mt. Everest to be on that stage.
I love her.
And I love my girl.
And I love all kids who live with autism. And I love all people who open their hearts to them.
I’m a big blubbering pile of love.
You can blame my sister for this.