Yep, it’s Thursday – meaning it’s time for:
Today I’m choosing prompt 2.) Things your child can teach you.
As most of you know I’m raising a special needs child. We call him Little Man around here – and it would take a book to tell you everything he’s taught me.
Some of the lessons have been hard, like having to have him hospitalized for a year and five months, because that was what was best for him.
Other lessons have been easy, like learning that having a six-year-old in a sixteen year old body can be pretty funny at times. Yes, I find humor in his antics – I have to… see if I don’t laugh – I might never stop crying.
He has taught me humility, compassion, unconditional love, and patience. He has taught me that my “typical” children were a true blessing to never be taken for granted. He has taught me that I do have much more strength than I ever thought I could.
He has taught me that even when I don’t want to do something, I have to build up the courage and strength to do it, because he does.
He has taught me how intelligent the autistic mind can be, regardless of what is IQ score says.
He has taught me that even though I thought I’d be “done” actively parenting now, God’s plan for my life is different – and I just need to accept the things I cannot change and move on.
He has taught me courage to face each day with the innocence of a child.
He has taught me that a child does not have to come from your body to be yours. I didn’t give birth to him, and he didn’t come into my life until he was eight years old, but I wouldn’t say that to anyone – he is my child, through and through and I love him deeply.
Mostly, he has taught me that regardless of his deficiencies, he has amazing strengths that make him who he is; my child… m
y beloved boy.
- Ten Commandments for Interacting With Kids On The Autism Spectrum by Mari Nosal and related Commandments!!! (worldwright.wordpress.com)
- What The Older Boy Taught Me (faithfullyflawed.com)
- Nurturing your Child’s Inner Wisdom (intuitivemothers.wordpress.com)
- When A Child Speaks Up (onaisle9.wordpress.com)
- What makes frustration (magimomsblog.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday’s Child: Dominic ()