When your child is non-verbal, you have to be their voice. You have to be their protector and their biggest advocate. It is an enormous responsibility, but the challenges are far outweighed by the joy your child will bring into your lives.
Being Brennen's Mom has enriched my life in ways you cannot imagine. I have become an advocate, I have become a fighter, I have grown and changed and become something more.
Sometimes, those who can't physically speak are the ones who communicate the most important messages. Brennen knows how to hit me right in the heart. With Andrew's help, he gave me the most beautiful gift. This fine silver chain and pendant was custom made, hand-stamped letter by letter, and it speaks volumes without saying a word.
"A mother knows the words her child cannot say."
I wear it with pride, and as a simple reminder that "Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say." - Rosemary Crossley
Beautiful! Why don't you share the link in Parent Voices?ReplyDelete
Please tell us where you got this necklace....I would love one!ReplyDelete
When I initially saw this necklace, I saw the appeal, but it made me cringe a little. I would hate it if someone thought that they knew everything that my nonverbal daughter was trying to say (even if that someone was me). For your consideration, a rebuttal:ReplyDelete