reverb11…ordinary joy

Ordinary Joy: Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

Ordinary joy shows up in my life through subtle ways that may be missed by people not living with someone with autism.  The ordinary joy I experienced this year came in the way of seeing my girl at ease and developing a sense of connection with me.  She teases me, she texts me “I miss you, Mom” when I am working, she pokes me when I am cooking, she asks me if I want to color with her and twice in the last year she has leaned into me–almost considering to allow a hug.

Although the moments are brief and the coloring sessions don’t last long, it is definitely ordinary joy.

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