Sunday, August 12, 2007
There's that thing with autism moms. It's a look in the eye. You just know each other.
Met Kim last night in person. They lived in Cleveland for a long time and they were in town, celebrating her husband's 50th birthday with friends.
They were kind enough to invite us to the party. Todd and I hired a sitter and it was heaven to get out. We ate, we drank, we engaged in adult conversation!
Today, we met at the park and had the opportunity to meet two of her adorable girls. Mia and Bella.
Riley pushed Bella gently on the swing. It was a big deal because Riley is usually terrified if she's anywhere in the vicinity of a moving swing.
Kim is as funny and
personable in real life as she is on her blog. Anyone who reads her knows she's a great writer, but not enough can be made about what a good mom she is. She's got three on the spectrum and they are affected much more severely than my Riley. Somehow she just does it, and she does an amazing job.
I'm in awe.
Oh...and look at her.
I'm not worthy.