Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Happy Birthday C xx

C is 20 today! I cant quite believe it. Reflecting as I am today the years seem to have flown by. It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, but my son turning 20 has made me feel old!

‘The road is long with many a winding turn
that leads to who knows where’
This was at the top of the charts the day C was born. As was
‘When I'm feeling blue
all I have to do is take a look at you’.
Both songs are dear to my heart.

And the road has been long, the road has also been beautiful. There have been many steep and rocky parts as well as a few pitfalls. We have met some wonderful people along the way, some of whom have travelled with us. 16 years ago I was struggling with C in a long post office queue and a lady came to our rescue. She has been my rock and best friend ever since.

Looking back many things have become easier (like queuing) as I came to understand C and his ways and our routines became more established. I also learnt to deal with my stress better and C has learnt ways to help himself cope with things. It is very exciting as i feel C has many hidden depths that the world has yet to see.

For Cs birthday treat i took him on the London eye, something i have wanted to do with C for years. But i didn't think he would be able to cope with being encased in a glass capsule 135 metres above London's skyline with no means of escape. Until now.

Not only did C enjoy it but he also seemed fascinated by the whole experience.

To me this shows how far he has come, and anything is possible. I was soo proud of him.

C this is for you. Your favorite song - I Believe In A Thing Called Love. And i do as we travel through this life embracing Neurodiversity.
Happy birthday gorgeous! xx