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Jun 24
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by Dennise Goldberg

I see you.
I see you.
 
Others see you flapping your arms, screaming and melting down.
Not me.
I see the person you really are.
Autism is a part of you BUT you are more than that.
You are a whole person with hopes and dreams and the ability to contribute to the world in amazing ways.
 
I see you.
I see you.
 
Others see a Mom who is frazzled, tired and easily offended.
Not me.
I see the person you really are.
The Mother of a child with special needs who does more in one day then others get done in a month.
You are a Mom, Caregiver, Teacher, Therapist, Advocate, Lawyer, Insurance Claims Adjuster, Taxi Cab Driver, Employee and Wife.
But you are more than that you are also a woman with hopes and dreams and the ability to contribute to the world in amazing ways.
 
I see you.
I see you.
 
Others see a Dad grumpy, depressed and full of fear.
Not me.
I see the person you really are.
You are a Dad raising a child with special needs the best you know how.
You’ve had to redefine what it means to be a Father and you have done it with grace.
Instead of coaching basketball you spend your nights discussing dinosaurs for the umpteenth time while you child squeals with joy and you are happy.
But you are more than that you are also a man with hopes and dreams and the ability to contribute to the world in amazing ways.
 
I see you.
I see you.
 
Others see a child who is struggling in school and refusing to do their work.
Not me.
I see the person you really are.
You are a child who learns differently but is brilliant in other ways.
You need to be taught to your strengths and once that happens you will flourish.
Having a Learning Disability is a part of you BUT you are more than that.
You are a whole person with hopes and dreams and the ability to contribute to the world in amazing ways.
 
I see you.
I see you.
 
Others see a Teacher who seems exhausted and unapproachable.
Not me.
I see the person you really are.
You are a Teacher without the necessary supports to teach a classroom full of 35 children but you forge ahead anyway.
You spend a lot of your own money on your classroom and your students because you need supplies and it’s not coming from the School District.
Your students learn in spite of budget cuts and that is because of you.
You are a whole person with hopes and dreams and the ability to contribute to the world in amazing ways.
 
I see you
I see you
 
Others cannot see past the autism, learning disability, epilepsy, down syndrome, cerebral palsy or other special needs.
Not me.
I see the person you really are.
You are amazing, you are incredible and if no one else has every told you I see it.
If I see it then others will see it too.
Don’t give up because you make this world a better place and I see you.
 
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7 Responses to “I See You”

  1. just great and so true

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  2. Dennise,

    Thanks for your eloquent post. As I read it, it brought tears to my eyes. You voice a message to be shared and I certainly will be doing that.

    Best, Gail

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  3. This is beautiful! Thanks for posting it.

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  4. Dennise – I’m sharing this post far and wide. You DO see – and in seeing, you empower. Thanks!

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  5. Bravo – Dennise… Simple Bravo !

    “It falls upon us and only us – The Village that sustains itself, the Village it takes to raise a child, the Village it takes to support our families”

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