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You are my sonshine

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Today I will be going to visit my son in his home. It is not just a home it is a home for people with disabilities. You see he wanted to go. It was time. He wanted to be independent so we let him go. He has been doing great there but I sure do miss him. His name is Bryan and he is 28 years old. His diagnosis is moderately autistic. He is non verbal. He is special to me. He loves to read to me when I visit. It is usually a thomas the tank engine book and do a puzzle. He loves a Disney car puzzle but it is missing a piece. I try to get him to throw it out because he has so many but it is his favorite. He lives about fifteen minutes away from me. I usually visit him each Sunday. I am lucky I can go into the house and physically see him despite the face that covid is increasing here. He was coming to my house each Sunday but the staff are taking precautions. I am sure he would like to come to my house. Hopefully it will be soon. I bring him his favorite McDonalds but today I may switch it up a bit and get him Burger King. He will like that. Chicken fries are his favorite at Burger King and Chicken McNuggets at McDonalds. We will have a nice visit. I usually visit him for about an hour. That is as long as the staff wants us to visit. It will be nice. I miss my Bryan hugs. I am hoping that covid will decrease enough that I can start taking him places. That will be nice. Until then off I go to his house. It is going to be wonderful. I can't wait to see him.
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    I am glad you can go visit him and for an hour! My husband has a handicapped brother. He is now in his 60s. He lives in a facility that specializes in handicapped people. We are not allowed to visit at all since covid began. I am happy my children grew up knowing their uncle. It has made them more loving and accepting people. enjoy your time with you dear son.
    78 days ago
    I'm sure you had a fantastic time with your son. emoticon I pray that Covid-19 will be a thing of the past soon. emoticon I miss the freedom of going where ever we want. emoticon Take care and be safe!!! emoticon
    78 days ago
    Hope you had a lovely visit. I am sure he looks forward to seeing you. It is nice that he has a nice place close enough that you can visit.
    81 days ago
    This has been such a difficult time for families with members in community homes and long term care centres; I am so glad you have been able to maintain physical contact with your son. Many do not understand why they suddenly can't see their loved ones and that is incredibly distressing for all. Hope you had a yummy Burger King lunch! emoticon emoticon
    81 days ago
    I am glad you get to visit with Bryan, and bring him his favorite meals. I hope you had a nice visit.
    81 days ago
    Janel, I am so glad you get to visit Bryan even with Covid about. Even the short visits mean the world
    He sounds like an amazing young man.
    Having favorite foods, puzzles and such is wonderful!
    Such comforts help any of us.
    I do hope things get better so that he can visit you again in your home. What a celebration that will be.
    Thanks for sharing him with us.
    82 days ago
    I am glad they are still allowing visitors to go visit .at their home . i keep praying that soon you can have him visit you at home. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    82 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    I'm so glad that you visit your son regularly, I know these visits are important to him and to you too. My youngest daughter has Down Syndrome but her intelligence is in the upper brackets. She can write/print, read some, make her own phone calls and she texts one of her sisters daily. At Christmas and family birthday times, she shops on her own and always puts a lot of thought into the card and gift and she always gets something appropriate for the person!!

    When she lived in her own apt, I visited her every Wednesday for the entire day but found she was not doing as well as had been hoped, on her own. She wanted to be independent but it wasn't to be. She now lives with her oldest sister and just loves being back with family. They get along great, so no problems. Before the virus, she worked several days a week but the work place for handicap people closed down until it's safe for them to go back out.

    Just letting you know that you're not alone Janel, and we love all our kids, whether they have a handicap or not, there's enough love in our hearts to go around to each of them.
    82 days ago
    So glad that you and your son get to see each other!
    82 days ago
    yes when they eave the nest / is it possible to trace the missing piece cut it out of cardboard and maybe add mom loves you to it, that was he will have his favorite puzzle and a small piece of you Hugs
    82 days ago
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    82 days ago
    Blessing and hugs to both you and your son! ....💓 ...Bryan Is fortunate to have such a loving mother as yourself And I can see you both have enormous love to give!
    82 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2020 3:10:13 PM
  • SUNSET09
    When my sister and I tried to decide on putting our Mom not a senior center, she helped us by making the decision for us emoticon She was so much better, being with people her own age and who were experiencing the same things she was going through with medical staff on call. Just think what our parents went through no matter how many children they have. Count it all joy emoticon emoticon
    82 days ago
    Enjoy your visit! Make it count!

    82 days ago
    HUGS . . . . it is hard when we have to let our kids leave the nest.

    82 days ago
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