Today's topic for Think Write Thursday is to write a love letter. I have decided to write one to my little man.
I just want to let you know how proud I am of you. You have come so far in the past couple of years. There have been many tough times where I have questioned if we were doing the best we could for you. Times where I questioned if I was a good mom to you. Timed where I felt so much guilt that I was passing down my issues to you.
When you were diagnosed with ASD last year it was both liberating and frightening. It was liberating to know that there was a real issue but frightening because the word autism is so loaded. However, your dad and I decided that we would continue on with what we were doing. While we kept your condition in mind we did not use it as a crutch. We held you to high standards and you have met them in so many ways.
You have such a kind heart and sweet spirit. You are so kind and caring with me, daddy, family and friends. Your teachers, school staff and caregivers all say what a pleasure you are to have around and how you always seem to be happy. You are very silly and funny and make me laugh so much. You love to sing and dance around the house and bring us such joy.
You make me want to work hard and be a better person for you. I hope that I make you half as proud as you make me.
Love always & forever,