My Legacy

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

       
          'My face lit up like a firework. 
          My eyes glimmered like stars. 
                       I was amazed. 
           My hands shook ferociously...'

Those are my son's words. My six-year-old son who is going through a million things right now-- including a serious crisis of self-esteem thanks to on-going bullying and an evaluation for ADHD and ASD. God bless him. 

The teacher asked them to describe how they felt when they moved into their newly built school and that was what he wrote. Of course, the spelling and handwriting weren't great, but still... That description! It brings tears to my eyes.

The following week he told me that writing is 'his hobby', so I took him out to buy his first writing journal. Since then he has written one short story. He keeps asking if he and I can have a 'writing day' soon where we drink hot cocoa and work on our stories. I think that sounds heavenly.

I'm dropping my hours at the gym again, to Sundays only with the occasional Tuesday or Wednesday, so I'm thinking that maybe he and I will do a half an hour together before bed each night. It would be a great way to help him develop his writing, learn to value himself, and it would be a wonderful way for us to spend some time together. 

My childhood was not overly accepting of my writing. I was teased for it and told I would never make anything of it. Even now, I wonder if I'm too late to really get anywhere with it. Nonetheless, I am so pleased to have passed my love of writing onto Hunter. And I am going to do everything in my power to help him realise his dreams-- whatever they may be.

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  1. I think it's great that he wants to write. A lot of kids aren't into it or don't get support from family. It especially good for a kids that are dealing with so many issues like he is. Writing can be a way for him to release frustration.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Mary Ellen. I'm hoping this can become something we share as well as a form of release for him. Things just seem to be getting worse at the moment.

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