My little boys made me cry today. Happy tears, grateful tears, amazed tears, humbled tears.
I’d asked them what made a ‘Super Hero’ and who their ‘Super Hero’ was. Neither of my boys are particularly into comic book characters like Batman, Spider Man or Super Man so I knew those probably wouldn’t figure in their answers. They both love sport and watched the Olympics and Paralympics avidly over the summer and they still spend hours pouring over various Olympic books and re-enacting races, swimming on their bellies across the living room carpet or racing in the local park. So I had expected the likes of Usain Bolt and Ellie Simmonds to figure highly on their lists.
I wasn’t expecting the answers I got. Here they are…
You can see why I was reduced to tears can’t you? Having a child with a disability can change your whole way of life. There have been many times in the past when the road we have had to travel felt new, unknown, scary and exhausting. But that new, unknown, unexpected road became our road. It may not be the road I thought we’d be on when I’d envisaged our future with Cupcake studying for her exams, Biscuit toddling beside me and Crumb still wriggling in my belly. But it has become our road, an amazing road, a happy road, a family’s road…and I am emotional that the two young boys appreciate the journey that it’s been and what they have in each other.
Now I’m running off to get the tissues because that’s set me off again!
(Quickly before I go and wipe my eyes and blow my nose I have promised Biscuit that I would explain to readers that although Crumb has drawn him looking like an actual biscuit with a round face and brown skin, he does not in real life resemble a digestive in any manner shape or form.)
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