Friday, March 9, 2012
My Son's Personal Anthem
I wanted to share this story and song with you. Please keep in mind that we still have to concentrate on his words as they aren't always clear.
A few months back my son was in the backseat of the car and starting singing. After listening to him and asking several times, "What? What are you saying?" there wasn't an answer for me. He was content singing his song.
Fast forward to the next day. He started singing it again but this time my husband, Daddy-O, was there. After much discussion of what it could be we both started smiling. We figured it out. He was singing Firework by Katy Perry. Both Daddy-O and I don't listen to top 40's and usually when my son is in the car he prefers silence. We weren't sure where he heard it from. We then looked it up on the computer and my son was a very happy boy going around the house singing and dancing. I really listened to the words and started to cry.
Imagine a boy with autism singing these words. Every time I hear this song I think of my son and how far he has come and how far he still has to go. This is my son's personal anthem. He picked it out and I believe it holds a message for us to keep going and don't give up on him because someday he is going to blow us away.
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,
drifting through the wind
wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
like a house of cards,
one blow from caving in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you
You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will GLOW
And when it's time, you'll know
You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July
'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y
Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough