Saturday, September 22, 2012
Over dinner Ivan asked Malachi why he flaps his hands. Malachi didn't answer, or couldn't? I whispered to Ivan that it was part of his autism .. Ivan nodded .. We Asked Chi again why he did it.. Did it feel better? Again he chose not to answer the why - Ivan quietly said " maybe he just doesn't like talking about his feelings" . He said it gently with a knowing look. I said he could be right.. Tonight as they were watching a cartoon I watched Ivan jumping and swinging his arms next to his big brother . That's what love looks like. Love doesn't say " come over here and be like me" love goes right where you are and stands next to you.