Abbey’s Year, year of growth and struggles…dealing with autism!

01 Feb

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Are you ready?  It’s finally HERE!

Abbey’s Year, 2012 video, click hereIt’s just a brief glimpse of what our world, Abbey’s world was like in 2012, of her triumphs and struggles.  She’s growing and learning, she’s continuing to communicate more, initiate more, reference us more…it’s truly amazing, blessings abound!

In the video you’ll see glimpses of her communicating with her iPad, with Proloquo2Go.  You’ll see her first trip to Disneyland.  You’ll also see some FIRSTS that were so exciting for us, her birthday blew us away this year, no pun intended.:)  Christmas was incredible, seeing a true desire to celebrate, remembering from past experiences and truly enjoying the tree and presents, not to mention her little Nativity Scene, even!

What you’ll also experience with us, with Abbey, are some struggles…ugh, those stinkin’ doorways, what is it about doorways?  We may never know, for sure!  And, elevators, yikes!  She was so incredibly brave on a trip in the car to California this year.  I really didn’t know how it was going to go, it took a HUGE leap of faith…and, she did it!  She did so well!  There were some tough times, but overall, she sure surprised us, like she loves to do!:)

I really do want to thank all the people working with Abbey, helping her and us and all the friends and family praying for us every day….without you all, Abbey would not be the happy girl she is, succeeding in so many ways!  I also want to thank a totally amazing husband who had enough faith for both of us that Abbey could succeed on a very long road trip, you were right, honey!  One more thank you, thank you Lord for all of your provisions for our family, especially for our Abbey, for the strength you give us every single day to make it through the hard days and succeed on the good days!

Enjoy, and please, let us know what you think!  Don’t forget to visit the link at the top of the page to see all of Abbey’s other videos on youtube, to see more!

Thank you!

Apps Abbey’s using are Proloquo2Go, to communicate and Count TV, a Sesame Street counting app, to help her learn to count.


Posted by on February 1, 2013 in autism, Daily Life


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3 responses to “Abbey’s Year, year of growth and struggles…dealing with autism!

  1. Kathleen Gilmore

    February 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Wow! What a great video!

    Beautiful music as well.

    You are gifted and Abbey is blessed!


    Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 03:46:45 +0000 To:

  2. nuttnutt3k

    February 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Just so beautiful in so many ways! The doorway was a bit heartbreaking but she triumphed and went through it! Beautiful video!! Tears of joy all the way through. Even a clapping moment when she blew out the candle! =) Great job to the whole family because each one of you is so special and amazing and the helpers in her life who have also helped her….. she has achieved so much! =) ! ❤ 's and hugs!

  3. Teri

    October 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I literally cried when I watched this! I can imagine how you feel!!


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