Dear Son With Invisible Disabilities, You Are NOT Broken

Dear Son With Invisible Disabilities, You Are NOT Broken

As I sit at my desk, wiping my tears and trying to prepare myself for my workday, I am overwhelmed. I am filled with so much frustration and so much joy all at once. You will understand this feeling one day when you are a daddy to your own little ones.

We knew you were special right from the start. You were the sweetest, liveliest little baby and you were always aware. You were babbling by 5 months and everyone who met you fell in love.

As you have gotten a little older, some of your spark has dimmed; but we can get it back, my boy!

I want to be sure you know a few things as you grow up and begin making decisions for yourself. Sure, you have some things about you that are extra special. Doctors call them diagnosis, but they are no different from me having big legs and your daddy having feet that look like a Hobbit! These features are what make us unique.

It may seem easier to focus on the negative sometimes. You might get into mischief more than others as your little mind reels out of control and you are super focused on one interest or another. You may jump around more often or have to cover your ears at loud noises.

But do you know what else?

You are unbelievably kind. Your muscles are strong and your heart is brave. You are imaginative and creative and already smarter than mommy at math! You are also the most hilarious little boy I’ve ever met! You may lose your temper at times, but we will be right beside you helping you to learn how to manage those kinds of things.

Growing up can be tricky.

Remember that, no matter how wild things might get, we are so proud that God chose us to be your parents. He could have picked any mommy and daddy for you, but He chose us and we are so grateful.

We know how beautiful your soul is and how much you love your family. We listen to you pray for them every night, even if your bedtime is a rough one.

Son, you are not broken because your mind works differently than others. You are actually pretty amazing. You can do things and think things that no one else could dream up. So don’t listen to what other people might think because they don’t know you like we know you.

You are not broken, my sweet boy. You are perfect.

About The Author

The Mama On The Rocks

The Mama On The Rocks is a blog designed to connect mamas (and dads, grandmas, aunts, teachers...) with other people who hear you, understand you, and live the same crazy madness that you live every single day. Real life in our house is just that...REAL. It isn't glitter-covered and Pinterest perfect like many portray on Facebook. I am writing about my adventures mothering a baby while also raising a child with invisible disabilities because the beginning of our journey with our son has been so utterly, paralyzingly isolating. I want to be able to help others reach out, connect, and remember that you aren't, indeed, crazy or alone. We are in this wonderful ride of insanity together!

1 Comment

  1. Jalynn

    Um, tears in my eyes as I read this <3 So beautiful! I have two teenage boy with aspergers and I love how you compare his diagnosis with regular stuff, because that's exactly what it is: regular stuff. Everyone is different, but we're all human. Love this!

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