If we could have somehow found a way to bottle up Mari’s energy I think it could have powered a small city.
She never seemed to wear out. She rarely took a nap. Kids with autism, it’s like their minds have a hard time shutting down. This is why you hear of so many who sleep two, three, maybe four hours every night. While the average person wouldn’t be able to function on a regular basis this way, those with autism, their minds work differently than ours. It’s like they can’t ever let the minds fully shutdown. They’re on a constant motor and have to keep going.
However, even though Mari hardly ever took a nap, she always did get many hours of sleep. I was very blessed with this because we know how it could have been.
She was constantly on the move. I can remember watching her in her room and I think the only time she sat down for any length of time was to read one of her books. it was more about looking at the pictures but for her it was perfect.
When she was watching TV she never sat still. She was constantly on the move. I have a video you can watch that can sum up how Mari was most of the time. Please tell me what you think. My hope is you see the same precious, energetic little girl that I do. She will always be missed.