Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The pigeon was right!
"There's a good chance he'll never talk," the diagnostic team informed me with sad eyes, in March of 2008.
-At 3 years 3 days old, JT proved them wrong.
"I doubt he'll ever potty train," I lamented frequently to my husband.
- At 5 years 4 months old, JT started using the potty, and never looked back.
Other 'never's' that turned out to be false:
- be able to go shopping with me.
- behave at school.
- care what I say.
- want to be around us.
- want friends.
- pedal a bike.
- have a favorite anything.
I suppose the single most important thing this journey has taught me is never say never.
Perhaps I should take these words to heart (from one of my favorite childhood movies, no less!):
From An American Tail Movie Soundtrack:
Never Say Never
"Never say never,what ever you do
Never say never,my friend
(But I real...)
If you be that,your dream will come true.
They will come true in the end.
Keep up your courage,don't ever despair
Take heart and then count to ten
Hope for the best
Work for the rest and never say never again."
"Never say never,whatever you do
Never say never to me
If you be,if you come shining through
That's how it's gonna be
Remember to look on the bright side
Until then never say never again."
Wiser words have never been spoken by a pigeon. Hat's off to you, Henri. :)