My oldest has a speech delay and often has trouble with social skills.
But I cannot understand how intelligent he is. He completely baffles anyone who meets him.
He has memorized maps, he is like a walking GPS.
He memorized his addition skills, he can’t technically add numbers but he’s memorized enough for you to think he can.
He started reading, spelling and writing at 3.
He can recite the entire alphabet backwards.
Let me tell you, I felt like a crappy mother when people would ask me if he’s crawling, walking, or talking yet and he wasn’t. Even when he got his autism diagnoses, it felt like the end of the world. People were constantly comparing him to their own kids and wondering what was wrong with him.
I was terrified my baby was going to fall behind and everyone was going to be mean to him or compare him for the rest of his life. But with all the help and resources my husband and I fought to get him, he shines so bright now.
You don’t even notice he still has a mild speech delay. I sometimes do notice his social skills lack here and there. He’s the smartest, funniest child I’ve ever met. I’ve never met anyone so cool. His teachers were always complimenting his huge personality coming from his tiny body.
My boy makes me so proud everyday.
I truly believe our children are 100% made for us.
God gives you exactly what you need.