Experiencing my son's concern about my well-being. Priceless.
Yep, it's the little things in life that make it worthwhile. Making sure the family is healthy. Sharing a good meal at dinner. Watching a favorite TV show with Jacob. All good stuff.
I've been suffereing from a nasty cold for almost two weeks, and Jacob's seen me feeling stuffy and tired. Come 9:30 each night, and I've been ready for bed.
So, when I was on the computer right before going to sleep, Jacob walks into my office and says "I hope you feel better Mom", it was music to my ears!
I've spent so much time working on empathy with Jacob. Explaining why manners are important. Insisting on hearing "please" when he makes a request or "thank you" when I've done something nice for him. Letting him know my displeasure about something that he may have done or said that wasn't to my liking . Literally, it's been years and years and YEARS of working on this stuff.
I know Jacob loves me, but his disability makes showing emotions tough. Maybe he'll never be the most demonstrative guy, but last night, I saw he was trying.
Progress is a good thing!