Friday, December 25, 2015

Life with Nathan: A Very Warm #Virginian #Christmas!





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I am feeling blessed this Christmas sharing with my son, Nathan! He is growing and developing into his unique, loving, young man! He actively interacts with me and with both our family and foster family!! He gave his homemade Christmas card and gift to his Grandma after opening his presents! Plus, he attended his Aunt's wedding last weekend in which he "officially" gained a new Uncle but new extended family (more details later)! And he knows today we celebrated Christmas because God loved us first through the precious Gift of Baby Jesus! Here is more details of my Nathan's Christmas through his perspective living with Autism!


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Nathan received several Lego kits this including Ninjango, Aquatics, Marvel Avengers, and Pirates! He also received Star Wars The Force Awakens Action Figures, books, and tote!  I am so happy that Nathan knows its "Ok" to rip the wrapping paper, show his joy for his gifts, thanks people for the gifts both verbally/nonverbally, and picking up the wrapping paper after opening gifts! :)



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Another Christmas tradition is watching movies like "Elf" which Nathan really loves watching! :)



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In my family, everyone naturally migrates to my Mom's house for Christmas Dinner which includes a glazed Ham, Sausage Balls, Homemade Mac, and several sides and treats! Regardless of the look of this picture, my son went to town on his Christmas dinner after saying Christmas prayers! We had to open the windows and run the ceiling fans due to the humid, wet 70s temps for Christmas Day! Afterwards, he took his plate to the sink and asked for drink with minimal ques! :)

Nathan is truly BLESSED with each Christmas in family and community that LOVES, NURTURES, and INCLUDES him as Person regardless of living with Autism! No MELTDOWNS! Thank you, Jesus!

How is your Christmas or holiday season spent with someone you love with Austim or any type of special needs? Blessings to you and yours this Christmas and Happy New Years!

Until next time....

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger and Nathan's Mom

12 comments:

  1. I hope you had a very merry christmas! Thank you for sharing your heart about your family :)

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    1. Thank you, Natalie! I am blessed with time I spent with my son this Christmas! Happy New Year to you!

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  2. So cute :) Looks like he had a great time

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    1. Thank you, Albertine! My son had a great time!! Happy New Year to you!

      Ursula

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  3. Looks like a blessed Christmas indeed :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

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  4. Your son is such a handsome boy! I'm glad that you and your whole family had a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for a Happy 2016!

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    1. Thank you, Allison! He is growing into a wonderful young man! :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing about your Christmas with your beautiful son! Many blessings and prayers for a year filled with God's goodness and growth!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! It is blessing to have my son! :)

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  6. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you, Megan! We did had a wonderful Christmas!

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