This blog is about a family of two loving parents, two sister schnauzers, a persian, and a very loved young man who faces severe autism daily, sometimes better than others. We will relive the lows, laughs, and joys of our "normal" life. Always under the hand of God.

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The Bear Overlooking Our Home

Bear and chairWhen we bought our house in Simpsonville, one of the characteristics that made us fall in love with the house is its cathedral ceilings. They make the front area look much bigger and more open. It, also, allows us to have ledges in the living room and hallway. On them we can store and display some of our cool items: stuffed schnauzers, crocks, milk churns, books, dust and spider webs, and other treasures. (Not the easiest place to clean, okay?)
We, also, have a red, child’s, rocking chair with a stuffed teddy bear sitting in it, looking over our living area.
Saturday, we needed to go to the store and mail some stuff. We wanted to get Madison out for a while. We gathered the things he wanted: Teletubbies (of course), his I-pad, blue (This is an empty I-pad cover that has become important to him), “two book” (I will explain in another post, someday), and “red book, blue book” (two books that I am reading that he likes to have with him). Now do you see why we take a basket? And we are going to the store, what, thirty minutes, if that.
We start out the door and Madison looks toward the ceiling and says, “Red chair.” We are running late. I know, a surprise, isn’t it? So Vickie gets the ladder and gets the chair and bear down. Madison wants to put them in the car, too. Good thing we have a hatchback.
But he got in the car without out any more drama. We just have to figure out what he needs. He laughed and sang and all was right with the world.
The chair and the bear are special to my family. The chair is from when I was a little kid just a few weeks ago. I think my brother and sister used it, too. It has been through a lot. The best things usually are those you touch and use. Madison has sat in it off and on and it’s funny to see him sit in it now with his long legs. They don’t quite fit. Thankfully it’s a sturdy chair.Madison and Chair
The bear is also special. My grandmother, Sunie, made a quilt for my mom many years ago. Grandma Sunie passed away in 1985 and so did her banana pudding. My sister-in-law took the quilt and made us kids each a bear. Makes it a very special keepsake.
For the last few days, Madison has wanted the chair in the room where he is. The chair and bear sat on our bed with his Teletubbies. All in a group around him, like a school room. Seems like he wants her to be part of his circle.