16years (and 9months) this boy has been in my life. It’s been said so often, but I remember it so clearly, like it was yesterday. I can feel all the emotions, and smell the smells of the day I met him. Maybe because he was my first, maybe because it didn’t go as I wanted and ended up being a bit of a trauma and comedy scene at the same time. To contradict that though, so much has happened in these 16years. Changes I would never have wanted or planned but it has made us, us.
I have so many worries and fears about the next year (GCSE’s) that it’s made me a bit ill, but I should maybe take a breath and put it in to perspective. Yes, qualifications are important but if you don’t make the grades for reasons other than being lazy it doesn’t mean your future will be terrible. Some people can’t perform in exams, maybe that day turns out to be a bad day for you. You still matter, and have something to offer and can make something amazing for yourself.
Oscar is one of a kind, parenthood is life changing. Having a child that is classed as ‘different’ is challenging, frustrating, exhausting and rewarding.
He makes me laugh, he makes me cry, I think it’s been harder for him than he’s let on, and I will always fight for him.
He is a pretty special bean, happy birthday O and thank you for being you x
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