To the Momma Whose Son Hit Me to Say Hi at a Baseball Game
To the sweet momma of the handsome little guy who sat behind us at the baseball game, I need you to know it’s OK.
It’s OK that your little guy hit me on the shoulder. It didn’t bother me a bit. Because what you don’t know is I have a handsome little guy who has a lot in common with yours, and I’m glad your little guy wanted to say hi.
It’s OK your son didn’t look me in the eyes when I talked to him. I know that used to be tough for my guy. Some days we still struggle with it. I still enjoyed talking to him.
It’s OK that when I spoke to him, he didn’t respond to me. I could see how excited he was to be at the game. He didn’t have to tell me. My guy also struggles to find words.
It’s OK that he would make noises from the excitement. I loved hearing them. It reminded me of my guy. I’m glad he was having fun.
It’s OK that you were a little nervous for me to talk to your guy after he tapped me. I wasn’t upset in the slightest. I know I get nervous when people talk to my son because they may not be understanding, and I’m never sure what my guy will do. My son gently rubbed his fist on another boy’s face last week as a way of asking him to play. No one was hurt, but the little boy was not interested in playing after that. It broke my heart a bit. You see, I understand your apprehension.
When it started to rain and we went up to the shop I decided I shouldn’t have waited to talk to you about how similar our lives are, but when we came back, you were gone.
I’m sorry I didn’t tell you how precious your son is. I’m sorry I didn’t give you encouragement on how patient you are. I’m sorry I didn’t reassure you that you are doing an awesome job. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you I didn’t mind how your son enjoys the game. Because the shoes you wear, I wear too. The shoes of a mom of a child with special needs.
So, sweet momma, you are amazing, and so is your son. I hope you all had a wonderful time at the game.
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