Thursday, March 24, 2011

Don't Take It For Granted

Friendship is one of those rare aspects of life that are often taken for granted. 

I am proud to say I depend on the few true friends I have.  They are my support.  My rock.  My back board.

Thinking about the quality of life when friends are a part of it has a tendency to make me sad.

Will Matthew have that special friend to share things with?

Will he ever be able to share his deepest darkest secrets with anyone other than his ever listening Mommy?

Don't get me wrong~~

I enjoy sharing secrets with my little man. 

He tells me all sorts of fun things.

He shares how he prefers Lady Gaga over Kidz Bop.

He tells me "Yo Gabba Gabba" drives him crazy too.

He whispers about his favorite parts of his day.

I enjoy being his special friend.

However, I hope he never misses out on the small things in life we don't realize are important.

Will he have anyone in the community that understands him the way we do?

Don't get me wrong...

Matthew has a HUGE fan base.

His family, his girlfriend nurse Josie, his therapists, and a handful of doctors are quite smitten with him.

What about someone to share his toys with?  What about sleepovers?  Will he receive invitations to birthday parties?

Pity party anyone????

Honestly though, I do worry.

I want my children to be accepted in every aspect of life.

I know that alone is a dream that will have to fought for to be accomplished.

I will never feel ashamed or incomplete if we are forever Matthew's special friends.  I will be completely honored if he chooses to share his sweet special kisses and amazing secrets with just us.

I just hope that we will never take for granted one of life's little secrets known as friendship.

"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon

1 comment:

  1. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me, that’s not why I am writing this post. My child six years ago, was born with Bi-lateral closed lip schizepcephaly, which is even more unique than the regular cases. Due to this disability, she also developed Cerebral Palsy affecting the left side of her body. We’ve learned the part of her brain which has been affected has also impaired her ability to reason. We’ve been lucky so far though it affects everyone differently and she had been on the very mild side of everything. Another thing we had to dealt with much are seizures. She was highly prone to having one or multiples and we’ve seemed to look out with some petite mals when she was younger and they occurred in her sleep more than any other time.
    Luckily, everything seemed to be okay after she took an Herbal Medicine. I wish I could say that’s the end of it because she havn't had any symptoms since then.
    Having a child with special needs is difficult. You sit living in fear of the reality your child may face, never really knowing what will happen until it does. Do not expose yourself to more danger, use a herbal remedy that is safe and effective. If interested contact him: to find out more information about the disorder and treatment.