The new year is approaching.... as 2009 makes its way out, I do wish 2010 will be a much better year for us. I hope to see improvement in Rayyan, I hope that he will start talking, I hope that I can be a better mum. Is that too far-fetched? I hope not. Just that and I will be happy.
As I read my past posts, I detect so much pessimism and sadness. I hope that will change. I want to be more positive. If I think that life is cruel to me, there're others who suffer more. A dear friend just told me that she recently talked to a lady who has two ASD kids and one with cerebral palsy. How does she cope??? So yes, I have a lot to be thankful for.... I have a good job, nice house, supportive family, wonderful husband and the sweetest child... Thank you, God.
No doubt, I worry about my son's future. No doubt, he has many challenges ahead of him. That is why I am here, to help him. It is my job as his mother to help him to my utmost ability. Maybe I am born for that task.
And my son is indeed special in lots of ways, he has the sweetest smile, he is affectionate and he has his own strengths. Yes, I should focus on his strengths. I anticipate many challenging waves in 2010 but I hope to ride each wave with optimism. Challenges make us stronger. Challenges make life more meaningful.
So 2010... Bring it on!!!!!
My sweet, messy boy at 10 months.
This photo never fails to bring a smile to my face :)