My sweet boys: it doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter one little bit.
But you do.
You are different. You love to spin, and bang your heads on the walls. You are behind in your language development. You are not normal.
But coming from me you were never going to be. Momma is a weirdo, a misfit: a writer. Momma has always been better articulated on paper then in person. Momma has a hard time telling between angry/sad, happy/content. Momma is loud. Momma is anxious.
Momma might be autistic. It doesn't matter.
Because momma, just like you, tries.
It doesn't matter:
What people say
What people think
What people do
What matters is what you do.
You have a disability.
It doesn't matter.
Because everything that delays you, slows you, makes you feel different, or frustrates you, is not everything that makes you.
What makes you is:
Your determination: to both successfully break rules and to over come other obstacles
Your joy: in every dark cloud you see a silver lining.
Your love: no two brothers could love eachother quite as much as you do.
Your strength: You have lived through more then many children ever will. You have fought a big battle and won so many Victories!
Your optimism: no matter what you face you are always happy. Always thankful. Just like Momma when something goes wrong you simply say "I'm blessed" and move forward
Your smart: you can break into any lock.
Bug: at four you can already add and spell basic words.
K: you know your alphabet, you numbers and lots of animals... And your only 2!!!
You both have overcome and over achieved in so many places
That's only part of who you are!
You also have autism, incredible attention to detail, a brilliant mind and endless potential.
You have autism. This doesn't mean you have no hope. Infact that is so far from the truth. You can do anything. You don't have to be rich to be successful. Money's nice but being able to wake up daily and do what you enjoy is nicer. To have family and friends.
I guess what I want to tell you is your gonna hear a lot of can'ts, won'ts, and nevers!
Don't listen to a single one of them.
Because as cliché as it sounds you can be anything. I believe this with every fiber of my being. You are miracles. You have already surpassed every doctors limits they have set for you.
You're an ispiration. You're a miracle. You are my pride and joy.
My two sweet boys, don't let others direct your destiny, you won't like where you end up, cuz it won't feel like home.
Own your future, because it's truely yours.
And the critics? Forget them.
Because seriously what matters is you are doing the best you can at being the best you can be. What more can anyone ask!