In this blogging journey I am on, I got to know Mary – a very special lady who is kind, smart and talented. Mary writes one of my favorite blogs:
Please head over to her blog, read it and love her as much as I do.
The lovely Mary nominated me for the blogging chums award.
Mary – thank you so much for this and for all the support you show me and other bloggers every day. I appreciate you so much.
About the award:
The Blogging Chums Award is given to particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: they’re just brilliant!
1. Be sure to use the award image!
2. List the rules & about paragraph!
3. Thank whoever nominated you!
4. Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet – anyone will do!
5. Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments!
So here is my letter:
To my beautiful boy, my eldest ( by exactly 23 seconds).
When I tried to think about what it was I wanted to tell you, I always came back to these 2 words. Thank you, for so many things, but mostly for coming to my life and teaching me how to be a better version of myself, for showing me I had so much more in me to give and to discover, then I ever thought I had. Thank you for coming into my life and filling it (along with your brother and sister) with joy, with laughter, with that sweet baby smell, and love. The kind of love that grabs at your heart and steal your breath away, the kind of love I didn’t even know I was capable of.
I am writing you, specifically, because out of all of my 3 children, you taught me the most about inner strength, persistency, the ability to conquer the most difficult challenges. About the meaning of being a mother, the highs and lows, the joy and the sad moments.
When you turned two, we notices some things that seemed to be out of the ordinary.
How more reserved and introverted you were compared to your twin, how you didn’t hold eye contact with most people, how uncomfortable you got with certain textures, how fascinated you were by music, wanting to listen to the same song over and over and over. How while being with other children you would find a little corner and wrap yourself in an unseen bubble and do your own thing. We started looking into that, started working with you, even before we received the official diagnosis of Autism. We didn’t really need anyone to tell us, we didn’t really care what they termed it as, we cared about you, helping you to overcome these obstacles that stood in your way to getting where you wanted to, or to what you wanted. That’s when I learned what having a fighting spirit really was. You taught me by example. All you needed was someone to point you in the right direction and you were off running. Advancing in a speed none of us expected. You took us all by surprise, taking on every challenge. Slaying every personal dragon with fierceness I couldn’t foresee. Through you I leaned to become fierce too, fighting for you, for your rights for getting you the best opportunities. You are the one who made me wholly trust my instincts as a mother, they never failed me, trusting those instincts abled me to give you the best situation to thrive in. And you did. The introverted quiet child who would shut out the world, disappeared, out came a loving warm, brilliant, creative child, one that has the biggest heart and the most joyful laughter. You faced changes, and new situations that are difficult for anyone, with determination and optimism that I can’t help but admire.
Last year I had countless sleepless nights before you started first grade. A new school, new community, regular classroom. We feared we were asking you to deal with too much at the same time, and you? You blossomed, no nervousness, only curiosity and excitement.
We – your father and I, your teachers, watched and marveled as you found your place so naturally and seamlessly.
So thank you my lovely boy for teaching me that truly, where there’s a will there’s a way, for showing me the world through your eyes, with all the special colors and shapes that only you can show me.
Thank you for making everyday a new revelation, you force me to think all the time, to re-examine my beliefs, re-learn things I already forgot, to study new things with you because you are so curious and have a thirst for knowledge that I envy.
Thank you for teaching me to laugh harder and easier, with my whole body, the way you do, finding the fun and the funny in the smallest thing.
Thank you for the best hugs in the world, for the sweetness that make me and all that come in contact with you, melt into a puddle of love.
I Love you, I am proud of you, and I am grateful for you, so much more then I would ever be able to express.
I’ll sign off with the lyrics of a song that always makes me think of you.
“You don’t need directions. You know which way to go.
And I don’t want to hold you back, I just want to watch you grow.
You’re the one who taught me you don’t have to look behind.
Oh yes, sweet darling. So glad you are a child of mine.”
My nominees for the award:
https://jackdeyes.wordpress.com/ – Jack Deyes
https://outglobing.com/ – Dianna Allen
sarahtrademark.com– Sarah Tradmark
UnworktoTravel.com – Logan Greenwood
https://ladybluebottle.com/ – Lady B