A happy moment

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Registered: 01-19-2005
A happy moment
Fri, 09-22-2006 - 11:26am

I just wanted to share something nice that Eric did today. It made me so happy! We had been playing outside and when he came in, unsolicited, he gave me a big hug and said, "I like being with you, Mom."

He NEVER gives hugs unless prompted. He has never said "I love you." He will say things like "I love french fries." So I was totally floored. This was as close to any verbal expression of affection that he has ever said.

It was one of those simple moments most people take for granted, but all of us here do not, so I know you could relate.

It is so rare. It may never happen again for another year, but it made my day and I just had to share.


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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 2:30pm




What a awesome thing for him to do! And right out of the blue, too!

I am so happy for you right now. I know you must be walking on air!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 09-22-2006 - 4:21pm

That's fantastic! I'd post a moment like that as well.....Vaughn has never given out hugs or kisses without prompting as well.....you're right.....these moments are rare but worth it.


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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 4:51pm
Thats so awesome Katherine!!

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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 5:07pm

Congratulations, Katherine, that is so cool!

My ds is often OVERLY affectionate with me, but the more relaxed he is in life, the more real affectionate moments I get.

I would say Eric is happy!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 09-22-2006 - 11:12pm

Awe Katherine,

That is just wonderful! What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing.


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Sat, 09-23-2006 - 2:05am

"...I had discovered true love. The love which repays slavery and exhaustion with a brief smile. But what a smile!"

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Sat, 09-23-2006 - 8:04am

Thank you so much ladies for your nice messages. It was kind of like getting hugs from you all too, like having the experience twice!

Paula, I do know you understand. I loved your message. I'm sorry I haven't been around as much, just busy with real life, I guess! LOL! Eric's schedule completely changed this fall, so I am just getting the feel of it and when I have my time. I'll be here more soon, I think. I've been reading just not writing. I've been thinking about you a lot lately. I know it has been a hard time, but I think you made the right decisions tending to the home fires.

LR, I loved that quote.


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Registered: 08-26-2005
Wed, 10-04-2006 - 3:05pm
That is sooooo sweet and I totally understand how happy that must have made you!