A Pleasant Surprise Indeed
Kaden was sick this weekend. I had to take him to urgent care on Saturday because he had a sinus infection and possibly strep throat. How do you like that? The kid doesn't have any tonsils, yet he still got strep. Ha. I found out that it is more common than I thought.
Anyway, on to the important story of the weekend. On Sunday Kaden and I went with my parents to visit my Grandpa and Lita's house. Kaden is obsessed with a pink Dora watering can that my Lita has. (No, I don't care if it isn't "gender appropriate"). He runs to its spot underneath one of her plants everytime we go there. I can't believe he remembers that. We were just hanging out when my Tio Martin and cousin Matthew came over. They came with a really cute, homemade gift basket and set it on the table. I assumed it was for my Grandpa since he was just released from the hospital. After Tio Martin and Matthew left, my Lita went to give the basket to my Grandpa to open....except it wasn't for him. It was addressed "To Liz and Kaden".
I opened the card and lost it. It was from my Tia Betty and my Tio Martin. They had researched toys that are good for kids with autism and put together a basket for Kaden. I didn't even know that they knew about Kaden's diagnosis. It was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me in my life. They really care. They found good sensory toys and a REALLY cute little farmer's market bag with pretend toys (which Kaden's feeding therapist suggested a couple of months ago). It was perfect. I am forever grateful.
It is so nice knowing that Kaden has people who genuinely care about him and love him no matter what.
We are very lucky in that respect.
Thank you for reading,