Spectrummy Mummy

Asperger's, Allergies, and Adventures Abroad

Worried

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I’m not worried.

Pudding is coming up to the last month of Kindergarten.  She has been supported, praised, held and loved.  And now it is time for her to move up to first grade. 

I’m not worried.

She has made friends, in her own way, and those kids have accepted her and liked her.  Perhaps some will stay in the same class with her.  Maybe she’ll make new friends.  I’m not worried.

Her current teacher is arranging for us to meet the next one.  She will prepare social stories and prep Pudding , and maybe even the new teacher, as best she can.  I wonder if she is worried.  I’m not.

Just as we’re looking at the next step with Pudding, our eyes are also a little further on the horizon.  It isn’t just next year we have to plan for, in the same school, but our next move.  Our next country.  Maybe even a whole new continent. 

And still, I’m not worried.

Because I know she can do it.  I’ve seen her, time and time again rise up to new challenges, and develop resilience, confidence, and the skills she needs to succeed.  I know now, I know, that with time, supports, and preparation, she is equal to anything.

I think I knew it even before we moved to Johannesburg- this was just testing our hypothesis.  Being prepared to run other experiments if we didn’t succeed the first time.  Knowing that there is always another way…we just had to find the best way, for her.  And we did.

And we will again.

I’m not worried. 

I’m grateful.

I’m experienced.

I’m prepared.

I’m ready.  Just like my girl.

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Written by Spectrummy Mummy

April 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

5 Responses

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  1. I’m so happy that you have had such a great year for Pudding. Congratulations on kindergarten graduation and the next big steps!

    Anonymous

    April 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

  2. Love. She is amazing and will continue to forge her own path no matter where you are ❤

    akbutler

    April 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  3. I love how much faith you have in yourself in your kids. Brought a tear to my eye.

    lynne

    April 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  4. Nice one! There is no doubt that Pudding will fly. However, please stop talking about leaving South Africa cos that is going to be a sad day for me! 😦

    Bright Side of Life

    April 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm


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