An Autism Diary

A day in the life of David Hartley

Proud of my boy ^_^

Today David had his martial arts lessons down at Empower Martial Arts and he did really well there today.  With a little one on one help from his teacher, he is now getting better at his kicks and other moves and between practicing there and here at home, he’s getting better at holding his black belt statue (have to try and hold still for at least a minute).  I have to admit you can only get so many of those out of him though at one time before he refuses to hold it for even a few seconds. lol 😉

My favorite part about today though was he was caught showing “true black belt attitude” when a fellow class mate fell down and he dropped everything to run over to help.  That’s my David right there. ^_^  He may be behind on a lot of things, his coordination may still need a lot of work, he may struggle to hold friendships and get all the social cues right, and there may be no denying that he needs help focusing better, but he definitely has a heart of gold and cares about those around him deeply.  And he definitely makes this momma proud. ^_^



  1. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I love it when our kids show their true hearts (all gold)

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