Happy Birthday to Our 5 Year Old Pax
5 years ago, my world changed for the better. A miserably tough pregnancy culminated in the delivery of a beautiful baby boy. I lost so much weight while pregnant with him that at times my only goal was just to make it to the delivery day. Recurring gallbladder attacks ravaged my weak body and shattered our financial net. A few weeks early, Pax surprised us during an emergency room visit to get medical help and joined our family instead.
What the Enemy meant for evil, God meant for good. That very difficult time brought forth our perfect son Pax, the Latin name for Peace. The Spirit firmly directed us to name him so, and I have claimed that knowing that this child would bring peace and joy to our lives.
In 2015, Pax was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. While we grieved over the hardships our son would have to overcome, God has shown us that He works in and through disabilities.
Pax is smarter than I will ever be. His attention to detail and his ability to remember ever single moment of every day amazes and challenges me. He is brilliant and deep. He doesn't care about what other people think the way most people do, so he is more free to be himself and enjoy life. Pax analyzes everything and loves buttons more than life itself. He is fiercely loyal to the people he loves.
What a blessing this dear child is! What a privilege it is to be his mom!
He is gracious that I am neurotypical and clueless at times with his autism. I'm constantly asking him to be my teacher. I want to learn from this little guy and be the best mom I can be. He truly is a gift.