Reblogging this as I have appeared on The Mighty. 12 months later and he has still not spoken. Having a non verbal child is hard all year but somehow it seems even harder at Christmas.
And so another December has begun and Christmas is almost upon us once again. There is something so special about this time of year with the fairy lights, and Christmas carols, children’s nativity plays and the joy of giving. The awe of little children’s faces as they open up a gift that was so wanted, wether it be from Santa or family. That is what parents long for and why families will go to extreme lengths to see a smile on a child’s face.
But what if you have a child who can’t ask for anything? What if you have no idea what they would like because they struggle so much to communicate and play with so little?
Six years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. An I am still waiting to hear him speak.
I want him to argue with me. Shout at me ‘no’ and…
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