2014 Photographer Index2015_lamberth_marissa _Mack_Abby
This is Jayden. Like all little boys, he is made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails! He is also funny, quirky, and sweet. He is an avid video game player, and loves to watch online videos of other people playing video games too! This is his favorite thing to talk about, and he will tell you everything and anything about Skylanders and Super Mario characters – all day long!
He loves to make up silly Knock Knock Jokes (and crack himself up!), and do scratch off lottery tickets. When he smiles, he has the best dimples in the world and his big brown eyes light up behind his Converse glasses!!
Jayden especially loves playing chess and even though he is only in 1st grade, he has college friends that come to play with him! He loves cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and grilled cheese sandwiches – but only with the crust cut off!
Jayden likes things to be done a certain way – his way! He is a very literal thinker and sometimes struggles to “think outside the box.” Things are very black and white for Jayden, which is surprising because he adds so much color and vibrancy to our lives!
It has not always been easy. When he was first diagnosed with ASD, it was very challenging. As a mom, I had to go through a personal process that eventually lead to understanding and acceptance. It has been quite a journey (with ups and downs, twists and turns, and a dash of naughtiness!) but it’s a journey that Jayden and I are on together. He is my son, and my friend, and I will always be his biggest advocate. I will always be on his side, and in his corner... every step of the way. He is truly the best thing to EVER happen to me, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about him!
In my eyes, he is perfect in every way!
Tammy, mother of Jayden