It's officially official.... Ayden's Aydenism's have lead us down the path to Asperger's Syndrome testing. It was confirmed on Thursday that Ayden does, in fact, have Aspergers. We finished the first round of testing earlier last week, and will continue with the second testing in the near future. The first round was to basically confirm the presence of Asperger's Syndrome. The second round will be more extensive and will determine the severity. He was a trooper and even enjoyed some parts of the assesment.
I have had a plethera of emotions since learning the reason behind some of Ayden's eccentricities that made me go hmm. At first I was worried that he wouldn't be accepted. I was scared that I wouldn't be able to be everything he needs. Along with those emotions I know I will do nothing less than my best and though it's bound to have it's share of hard times I am ready to be there for Ayden 100 million percent.I am reminded of a quote from one of my favorite books... "She had a way of turning OBSTACLES into OPPORTUNITIES"...She by: Compendium, That's exactly what I intend to do. With some people considering this an Obstacle, I view it as an Opportunity. An opportunity to be the very best Momma I can be. An opportunity to learn and grow stronger. An opportunity to prove not only to myself but especially to Ayden that no matter what life throws at you, and no matter how overwhelming life can be, you can PREVAIL and FLOURISH.
And he will... he will prevail! I have no doubt. I understand that Life is bound to throw situations his way that he won't understand and will sometimes hurt, but I know he'll hold his beautiful head high and smile his Ayden bear smile knowing that he is Ayden. Ayden is all he can be and AYDEN is pretty dang AWESOME.