Ragnheidur

Ragnheidur

Posted on 11/02/2009


Photo taken on July 30, 2009


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Life changing.....

Life changing.....
Three years and four months back this heart-braking young beautiful boy changed our lives :o)

A few months ago we found out he is on the Autism spectrum.... Well, for weeks I did not sleep or eat!! I tried to convince the doctors they were wrong by calling them, showing them my son and EVERY other possible thing I could think of!!

Finally I got to terms with it... I read 16 books about Autism and how to deal with "it" - read everything I possible could find on the internet.....

Now - after this time has passed I can smile when I think back... (have called the doctors and apologized for this strange behavior which obviously they are used to :)

I finally saw Alexander again as "he is" - a perfect little boy that needs different things then his brothers... BUT OMG how much his small steps makes us happy...!

We did change many things in his/our lives - what we eat, how we look at things, how we talk to him....... hm... almost everything.... but things are getting back to normal, except what we eat...


Conclusion..... Difficult times make you look at life from a different "angle" and make you learn to appreciate things that maybe you took as granted before....

Alexander has taught me soooo many things - and I absolutely love him with all of my heart... to me this little guy is PERFECT...!

(his autism makes it hard for him to be around new things and people... he does not speak as he should but slowly he is learning. He does not accept people until he is very used to them BUT... he understands far more then he should, draws far better then he should for his age... knows all the letters AND makes us smile all the time because of his GREAT sense of humor!!!))

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34 comments - The latest ones
John
John
Wow Ragga, thanks for sharing this. I wish you all the best as you come to terms with this. At least you have some idea of how to go forward now. He is a handsome little guy!
Life does give us some challenges doesn't it?
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to John
Absolutely John... But I actually have started to believe the saying about that what does not kill you, makes you stronger :o) Thank you John...
8 years ago.
Hilmar Gunnarsson
Hilmar Gunnarsson
Yndislegt Ragga mín :)
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Hilmar Gunnarsson
Æ þetta tók sinn tíma - var uppá mitt versta þegar þú fórst út sl. vetur En allt á uppleið :o)
8 years ago.
Pixie
Pixie
Ah já... lífið hefur lag á að læðast aftan að manni... stundum gerir það manni bilt við og stundum knúsar það mann ;o)
Yndisleg mynd og yndislegur texti... knús :o)
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Pixie
Takk mín kæra... og já - maður veit aldrei hvað læðist næst að manni...!
8 years ago.
Régis Desailly
Régis Desailly
Super le gamin! quelque soit son handicap, aimez le , il vous le rendra au centuple. Amts.*********
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Régis Desailly
I agree with you - his every step forward makes us so very happy!! It´s like he takes "jumps" forward... :o) His beautiful smile and warm hugs are so rewarding that everything else seems like apiece of cake :o)
8 years ago.
Kostas Sidiropoulos
Kostas Sidiropoulos
A great mother and her brave son!
Congratulations Raga,I wish you a blessing new life.Lukcy to have a wonderful son like this one.
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Kostas Sidiropoulos
Thank you so much Kostast... I do consider my self very lucky... I have 3 perfect sons and I love them more then life :o)
8 years ago.
Bärbel Arnold
Bärbel Arnold
Thanks a lot for your emotions and sharing the problems (?) you have. Autism is surely a big problem, but no problem for loving parents...congrats to your wonderful sun, I know that you will help him on his way through life !
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Bärbel Arnold
Autism has million faces (or more) - Alexander is not on the "highest" end and I believe he will get through this (if it is possible to say it like that :o).... He has brilliant trainers which are helping him so much and then changing what he ate helped a lot also... I absolutely am doing my best and will continue to do so :o)
Thanks Bårbel.....
8 years ago.
gin_able
gin_able
all my best wishes to you and your family.
you are on the right way! it's not easy to be away from the mainstream.
and nobody but you has the right to define what the right way is!
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to gin_able
Thanks so much Gin_able.. True! it is not easy "not to fit in" but we are doing our best and I am sure things will only get better :o)
8 years ago.
Merkisteinn
Merkisteinn
Frábært portrett
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Merkisteinn
Takk fyrir Kristinn.... :o)
8 years ago.
tip_simona
tip_simona
Ti faccio i miei migliori auguri, hai un figlio davvero splendido
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to tip_simona
Thanks so much - really appreciated :)
8 years ago.
David Effet Mer ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ
David Effet Mer ᵀᴴᴱ…
wow superbe !
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to David Effet Mer ᵀᴴᴱ…
Thanks so much David :o)
8 years ago.
Céline de la Vallée
Céline de la Vallée
Un très très beau portrait, et une très grande histoire d'amour.
Dommage que tous les enfants ne partent pas avec les mêmes atouts dans la vie.
Mais celu-ci a la chance d'avoir plein d'amour autour de lui. C'est tellement beau.
Amitiés
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Céline de la Vallée
Thanks Céline :o)
Yes it is a shame - But we are so lucky!! His progress is slow but constant - well, these days he is doing great so maybe not that slow :o)
8 years ago.
Sabou
Sabou
Il est dans son monde, vous dans le vôtre et pour communiquer, pour vous aimer, pour vous comprendre, il faut que ces deux mondes se rejoignent. Avec beaucoup d'amour la vie sera belle, pour lui comme pour vous. L'amour triomphe de tout malgré les moments parfois diffciles.
Dans ce portrait il y a plein de vie, il est très beau.
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Sabou
Thanks Sabou.
He is not in his own world "Thank God" - it is not that serious with Alexander. His autism symptoms are being VERY shy, stubborn and not talking..! But he does communicate with all the people he loves and he is getting so much better in his "shy-ness" - every day he is a little better and even these days he is looking some strangers straight in their eyes!!!
What he eats really makes difference which made me go and read about "food" a lot... What is strange to me is that there is so much that we eat that is really unhealthy for us! (and I am not talking about the obvious things)....
8 years ago.
Jacques Falardeau
Jacques Falardeau
il est tellement cute, et tu à bien raison avec son sourire
je te souhaite bon courage je suis avec toi dans son cheminement
avec amour
Jacques
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Jacques Falardeau
Thank you so much for those kind words Jacques!!
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur
Ragnheidur
Believe you me... he does not get to much of anything :o) At first that was maybe the case because we did not quite understand his behavior - but after learning about autism that changed :o)
He is very clever and in his eyes you can see "visdom" (really)....!
Thank you so much Typo - really appreciated!!
8 years ago.
SBH
SBH
he bien je dois avouer que ce n'est plus le petit bébé que l'on voyait il y a quelque temps, c'est devenu un vrais petit garcon. Cela dit il reste magnifique, ses yeux, son sourir et ses beau cheveux blond....a mon avis il va faire craquer plus d'une fille dans quelque années !
8 years ago.
picasso franz
picasso franz
tolles Foto und ein süßes lächeln, hübsch
8 years ago.
Chris
Chris
Superbe ce portrait, il est mignon cet enfant ! bravo pour cette image.
8 years ago.
Arnold
Arnold
All you need is love - Alexander will never fail to return the love he receives from you.

Yes it's true, you are what you eat...
8 years ago.
DieWaldlaeuferin
DieWaldlaeuferin
Again, thank you for sharing. I'm very touched.
8 years ago.
SLANG
SLANG
I am quite touched by your history with Alexander, I know he is happy with the love you give him, it sees in its smile, but even more in his eyes, you are a great woman...
7 years ago.