it has been a week full of administrative duties for grayson! scheduling upcoming therapy, working on getting all of his early intervention services in place along with setting the stage for his future education has kept me busy. and we still have more to do… more people to meet, places to go, and things to accomplish! there’s so much that goes into getting all of the correct services in place.
as i have seen things progress with grayson over the past six months or so, it makes me want to push even harder for what is in his best interest. and that is getting him everything that he needs so that he can excel to his full potential. there was a time that i didn’t really want to publicize his delays. i wanted to just kindof put up a wall.. and keep it sortof under the radar. i have learned that i just cannot control what other people think or say… much less let it affect us and our journey and our child’s future. i’m to the point now that i have let all that go. i think it’s just part of the process, though. every parent has to go through things and deal with any issues that their children may have in their own way, and in their own time. we could just mosey on along.. get him a little speech therapy, keep it all hush hush, and go about our way… not worrying about having a diagnosis. we didn’t choose to go that route though. the reason is simple. it’s because our ultimate goal is looking out for grayson and providing him with the therapy and services that he needs and deserves. you can call it special needs, special education, or special whatever. label or no label. my point is this: it is what it is, and if our child needs it, he WILL get it. he WILL have each and every opportunity that every other child has. because he IS special. and we are not ashamed. no child deserves to be left out, left behind, or underestimated.
i’m sharing this just to say that i love that people are different… different views of life, different ways of learning, and different ways of doing things. i learn new things everyday and i know i still have alot to learn. i just hope that i continue to find beauty in all of this. and that my perspective keeps moving forward. i also hope that people open their hearts and minds and realize there are other possibilities sometimes that might be out of their comfort zone. and that there are all kinds of lives to be lived, and not to be judged. i have changed my perspective because i had to. now it is societies turn to change theirs.