Wordless Wednesday: Enjoying the Simple Things

Logan and Rogue – Autism, Special Needs  disappear under the Lens

Autism & Special Needs Fade Away under the Lens | Logan and Rogue This photo was snapped by Jim during a quiet moment yesterday. He originally took the photo on his phone and the low resolution was not appropriate for sharing here. My awesome friend Richard Jochum on Facebook was able to correct it and helped come up with this version. Thanks Richard (and other friends who helped as well!) — Now Jim and I have a rare picture to enjoy.

Logan Takes a Break and Enjoys the Simple Things

Among my mini-Moodys, Logan is the one least likely to be caught lying still. He rarely slows down, even when he’s sick. To catch him in an unguarded moment like this is rare, and that makes this picture a very special one. In most Logan photos he’s busy playing with something, exploring his world. Here, though, he enjoying the simple things and, for once, his special needs are simply not apparant. In our world of autism and cerebral palsy, epilepsy and more, these moments are cherished.

Rogue is our mix of a mutt who we adopted almost 3 years ago from a neighborhood yard sale. Amazingly, she and our other sweet girl, Reese, seem to sense with Logan has a seizure and just beforehand have been known to protectively stand guard. During his seizures, the girls are right there offering silent support in their way, whining when a seizure is particularly bad. The relationship between dog and boy, in this house, is another cherished thing, and we don’t ever take it for granted.

A Note for You

Do you have a Wordless Wednesday post that is actually wordless? I admit to a weakness here, I’m sure you couldn’t guess, I just can’t avoid saying it with words whenever possible. :-) You’ll forgive me, won’t you?

Until next time, don’t forget to make your own special needs family disappear under the lens sometimes, revealing the very awesome, special family that remains. Our lives are given so much to the stress and crises of the moment, it’s important to enjoy the simple things and remember that special needs don’t make the child, just enhance them!

Also from Kat: 

Have you read In the Silence yet? It’s an Epilepsy Awareness piece I wrote, playing with a style of writing called a nonfiction literary mosaic. Using a series of ‘snapshots’ I introduce Logan, his seizures, and his love of thread, and show that in this house, and for this mini-Moody, seizures are emotional, scary, stressful, and yet still part of this process of being a special needs parent. 

 

Katrina Moody

Katrina Moody

Graphic Designer, Wordpress Addict, Blogger at Kat's Media & More
I'm a special needs parent before just about everything else in life, but also a passionate advocate for my three boys and husband, who all have a bit of awesomeness about them. Awesomeness = Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, and more. It all adds up to some awesome kids and an amazing family.
Katrina Moody
Katrina Moody
  • http://www.amberrisme.com Amberr Meadows

    What a sweet boy and a lovely photo!

    I did Wordless Wednesday, but it wasn’t so wordless. It’s also the last time I’m doing a post with no words. Bounce rate worsened from it–good for some, but not for me. ;-D

    • Katrina

      Obviously my “wordless” wasn’t all that wordless. LOL I can’t help but write a bit about the stuff I share here. I like sharing the photo … but perhaps calling it “wordless” is kind of not all that truthful. :-) LOL Thanks so much for visiting Amberr!

  • http://blog.newhorizons123.com Julie Weishaar

    Hi Kat,

    I never heard of a wordless Wednesday but it sounds like a nice idea. Can we apply it to real life too where “some” people at not allowed to talk? LOL. Logan looks so peaceful – I am sure you appreciated the calm.

    • Katrina

      If only it worked that way! LOL – and yes, this was definitely the calm of Logan … when he’s awake is ALWAYS the storm. LOL

  • Ingrid

    I love this picture! You can definitely see the special relationship between the two of them. Very precious!

    • Katrina

      Thanks Ingrid! It’s amazing to us that Logan, who is so very independent, is still very much in love with his dogs. Now, usually that means he loves to antagonize them, but hey … he’s a boy!

  • http://mycornerofthepond.wordpress.com Danica

    Love this picture. Something to cherish for sure. Verry Sweet!

  • http://camilleta.blogspot.com/ Camille

    How adorable. I think dogs definitely have a therapeutic effect on kids special needs!!

  • http://manifestyournextmate.com/ Kelly

    So sweet Rogue will lie still like that while Logan cuddles up. Our dog wouldn’t do that. And so very sweet Logan can feel safer that Rogue and Reese are looking out for him. What a wonderful picture!

  • http://www.JenniferHerndon.com Jennifer

    I love this Katrina. I can totally relate to the rareness of a photo of Logan being still — I’m afraid sleeping are the only still photos my boys provide! I love the connection between my kids and our pets, it is so sweet.

    As for Wordless Wednesday, I’m torn. Your words here add a lot to the picture, obviously. But, the picture also speaks to me in ways that you could never put into words . . .

  • http://www.whatlittlethings.com Samantha Bangayan

    Wow! What a beautiful shot, Kat, especially because it’s a rare moment of stillness as you describe it. I’m also amazed by the relationship between your dogs and your little guys! I’ve always wanted a dog and thought that a pet could support my family members with autism, but my family is just not a pet family. =P

    And I don’t know about your cell phone, but mine’s super old school — I’ve taken a few shots with it and thought that it wouldn’t even be worthwhile to download, but maybe I can edit them like your friends have! =) Very cool idea!