I want someone to invent time travel.
I want to go back in time to visit myself. I’d go back when Graham was little and I was sad that he didn’t want me to sing to him while I held and cuddled him. I’d go back to all the times he told me, “No sing!” Heck, I’d go back to myself last month.
I’d sit myself down and say, “First of all, don’t be sad. He’ll be who he’ll be. Autism or not, some people just don’t like music. Second, you’ve got a long road ahead. He might surprise you.”
And then I’d show myself this:
Yeah. Past self? That is something you never thought you’d see. That is Graham singing along with a song. Sure, it’s quiet and hard to hear. Sure, it’s off-key. But he’s singing.
And did you notice? He’s almost dancing, too. Another thing you never thought he’d do.
Oh and then there’s the fact that he’s enjoying himself. You can’t really see it here so let’s look at another video.
Maybe he’ll never be a singer. But he loves to sing.
I know you didn’t think it would happen. But it did.
Can you believe how fast it came?
Can you imagine what’s ahead?
It’s going to be okay, self. There’s so much to be happy about.