Happy New Year!

You know, a year ago from now, I hoped and prayed that Max would call me Mummy by the end of the year, but I honestly wasn’t sure if he’d be able to.

I wondered if he’d ever let me kiss him on the cheek without pushing me away and screaming, or ever run towards me for a cuddle.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect from the little guy then. The one who didn’t speak, rarely looked at me, and never responded to his name, or anything else for that matter.

That was before the year that was 2010.

That was before his initial assessment and the play and speech therapy started.

That was before I made friends who have children the same age who I am blessed to have pop in for an afternoon regularly, and get invited over to theirs.

That was before I became the more confident mum that I am to him now. To both my boys.

Today I know that when Max wakes up, and consequently wakes Zack up to open the stairgate at their door, he will come bounding into my room, climb up onto the bed, and snuggle up with me. Even climbing under the duvet to keep warm! (that one took a while for him to get the hang of!)

I know that he will prod me on the cheek till I wake up, and when he sees me looking at him, he’ll give a huge smile, and say Mummy!

I will turn around, sit up, and open my arms wide and he will throw himself into them, giggling away, and coorie in for a big cuddle.

He’ll take my hands, and put them on his cheeks, and will want to rub noses with me.

By this time, Zack will have wandered through, switched on the tv in my bedroom, and found Spongebob to watch.

Both the boys will cuddle up in bed, with their iPods, and watch cartoons until their mummy wakes up enough to get everyone breakfast.

This is going to be a wonderful year for us, I just know it.

Happy New Year everyone!


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  1. January 1, 2011 / 12:34 am

    Yaaay Max, and don’t forget that we met too!! That really should be a highlight for you (hehehe) Jen

  2. January 1, 2011 / 12:54 am

    I promise to keep reading if you STOP MAKING ME CRY!!

    Seriously Marilyn….that’s some huge progress right there! Cheering for you all!!
    Happy new year!!!

  3. January 1, 2011 / 2:46 am

    Aw, what a blessing. I love the image of the boys in bed, under the duvet, watching cartoons as you slowly wake up. Sounds familiar. Wishing you all the very, very best in 2011. xo

  4. January 1, 2011 / 2:54 am

    Awww I love this too! Children are such a blessing! Also, happy new year! I’m so glad you can look back on things and be able to say it did get better and Max did achieve those little things you prayed that he would! xx

  5. January 1, 2011 / 5:06 am

    Bring on another 12 months of speech and play developments!

  6. January 1, 2011 / 5:31 am

    Aaaww that is such a sweet story. It will be a great 2011!! Happy New Year!!

  7. January 1, 2011 / 5:33 am

    I’m so happy for you, I’m learning that it’s so important to see the little things as such huge progress and success 🙂 Here’s to another 12 months of progress and success xx

    Happy New Year!

  8. January 1, 2011 / 7:42 am

    Wishing you a great 2011! May the developments keep on rolling and your confidence as a mother bring happiness and to you and your boys!

  9. January 1, 2011 / 9:01 am

    happy new year lovely, what a wonderful post. Wishing you an even more amazing 2011 xxx

  10. January 1, 2011 / 10:00 am

    It sounds like many good things have happened in 2010, hope 2011 is even better for you xx

  11. January 1, 2011 / 1:31 pm

    Yay!! My heart is so happy for ALL of you! (((Hugs)))

  12. January 1, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Ahh this morning was a much ruder wake up than usual… Max was in hyper mode and using me to divebomb himself from one side of the bed to the other! LOL

  13. January 1, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Thanks sweety! The little things are the ones that are so important… it’s easy to forget just how much of a triumph they all are! 🙂

  14. January 1, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Absolutely!! *hugs* x

  15. January 1, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    Thanks Debby! Here’s to 2011 being awesome! 🙂

  16. January 1, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    Indeed! Here’s to both our boys coming on in even more leaps and bounds! 🙂 xx

  17. January 1, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    Thanks Sandrine! *raises a glass* 🙂

  18. January 1, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Thanks Heather! Here’s hoping! Maybe we’ll even get to meet at some point, if you’re around Scotland, let me know! 😉

  19. January 1, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Thanks sweety! I have a good feeling about 2011 you know… 🙂 xx

  20. January 1, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Indeed! I honestly don’t know what I’d have done without you about to talk to Jen! *hugs* x

  21. January 1, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    LOL aww Fi, bless ya! I’ll try not to make you cry! *hugs* x

  22. January 1, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    Thanks sweety! xxx

  23. January 1, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Well, 2010 has certainly been a learning curve! Good luck with 2011 – may it be a tad less bumpy.


  24. January 1, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    Indeed! I would like to have a nice flat smooth road through 2011, with no wrong turns! Not much to ask for, right? 😉

  25. January 2, 2011 / 5:08 am

    2011 is going to be a fantastic year

  26. January 2, 2011 / 11:50 am

    It absolutely will be sweetheart. I’m sure of it. *hugs* and love. I’ve been thinking of you lots. xxx

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