A best best friend 


This is a snapshot of true friendship! The kids were playing and splashing in the pool on Saturday, when without warning, Willy’s best girl E just threw her arms around him!

The look on my boy’s face says it all. It screams surprise, joy, love, and trust.

This is Willy’s best girl, E! 

She adores him! 

He adores her!

They have a long and loving friendship, filled with ups and downs, lefts and rights, and this way and that ways. But at the end of the day, she will always be his best girl, and he will always be her “best buddy.” 

E is genuine by nature and her kindness come naturally. 

Willy asks for E often, and is beyond elated when he sees her for the first time in a while. Even if it’s only been a week. 

And as you can see, even her little brother joins in on the fun as well. 

I shared these genuine moments with you, because when Willy was three and was newly diagnosed, we were told that he would be self-secluding, and that showing his feelings would be difficult for him.

I beg to differ. 

Willy has never had a problem showing his feelings, and the self-secluding part, well, as you can see… it’s really not a problem. Willy would prefer to play next to somebody rather then take turns, but I can tell you that if I told myself three years ago, that we would be exactly where we are now… I don’t think I would believe you. 

So please remember to have hope. Hold your expectations high, and never surrender or give up, because autism is hard. If you waver or even “take a break” from it, your child will most likely backslide. As a family, we’ve worked way too hard to ever allow that to happen, but I know that in my heart of hearts that Willy will go far in this world. And I’m so glad that he’s got his best girl right by his side… because she will always be there for him, and vice versa. 

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