We spent a large part of the afternoon getting everything buttoned up and ready to go. The last thing I want to do is wait until the last minute.
I was able to get the rest of the clothes I needed and Emmett got the rest of his. While we were at the store, we checked to see if Emmett’s glasses were ready and they had literally been received a few minutes before we asked. Emmett’s super excited because the transition lens are the ones that came in. He still has a second pair that hasn’t arrived yet.
Normally, the more expensive glasses take longer but this time, it was the other way around.
He’s really excited because they are adult glasses now and they’re red, although it doesn’t really show up in the pictures above. This honestly couldn’t have worked out better and I’m so grateful because the new glasses make a big difference for him.
Too much time is going by and going by far too quickly. I remember when we first realized he needed glasses and the lenses made his tiny little eyes, look so big. I know my kids have to grow up but I wish it wasn’t so fast.
This is one of the reasons the trip is so important to me. Until now, we really haven’t had any opportunities like this and I’m really hoping that changes. Memories matter and I want to make as many as I can, while they’re still kids. I want them to drown out all the negative they’ve been experiencing lately and bask in some positive for a change. They deserve it.
Again, I know this is a really a working vacation and some of it is going to be sorta scripted, meaning there are specific things we will need to do in order to form an honest opinion about what this hotel is doing for the Autism community.
I want my kids to understand that no matter much or how little we may have, we can always find a way to give back.
This is really emotional for me and that’s okay. Feeling things is okay. I just can’t wait to experience this with my kids.
I want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. I really appreciate all of you. 🙂