Keep smiling, Bubber. You are still my hero.
Today, this day, is all the time I have to do anything with, so I will use it with care.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My Little Rainman
This picture is from May last year. Jake was ten. When I look at this picture I see my little boy becoming a tween. And I guess that makes me more than a little sad. Life is difficult for an autistic, even someone high functioning like Jake. He has always face life's difficulties with that smile but I don't see it as much these days and fear I will see it less in years to come. I suspect that his teen years will be especially difficult as he struggles to adjust to the changing social rules of his peers. The truth is, a large part of me wishes he would stay a little boy forever. That way I could always look over and protect him. I guess a lot of parents go through this but I didn't really feel this way with the older boys so it's new to me.
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You know why he'll be fine? Because he knows he has you. Seriously, he has his dad's love and he knows it. I know that he KNOWS that because it has shown in all of your pictures. He is protected by that knowledge of your love.ReplyDelete