What is Our Relationship Like…

When my son was five or six, I finally accepted that he ‘may’ be nonverbal forever. It wasn’t easy. And it almost depleted me.

I grieved the words I may never hear. All the mamas, I love you’s, and endless questions. Around that time I started wondering what our relationship would evolve into without words.

Would we have conversations?

Would it be quiet?

Would I be lonely?

Would I spend endless hours wondering what he was thinking or needing?

Well, the answer is no. Cooper and I ‘talk’ all day long. It is never quiet. I am not lonely. And I never, and I mean never, question what he is thinking or needing.

Our relationship may appear different to the world. But to us, it’s perfectly normal. It’s not less in any way. If anything, it’s more.

I share these videos so you can see how beautiful, fun, silly, and adorable nonverbal autism can be. He’s pretty silly in this one. He’s having a wonderful day. Chatting nonstop and laughing endlessly.

What is our Relationship like?

When my son was five or six, I finally accepted that he may be nonverbal forever. I grieved the words I may never hear. All the mamas, I love you's, and endless questions. Around that time I started wondering what our relationship would evolve into without words. Would we have conversations? Would it be quiet? Would I be lonely? Would I spend endless hours wondering what he was thinking or needing?Well, the answer is no. Cooper and I 'talk' all day long. It is never quiet. I am not lonely. And I never, and I mean never, question what he is thinking or needing.Our relationship may appear different to the world. But to us, it's perfectly normal. It's not less in any way. If anything, it's more. I share these videos so you can see how beautiful, fun, silly, and adorable nonverbal autism can be. He's pretty silly in this one. He's having a wonderful day. Chatting nonstop and laughing endlessly. Link to the timer: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=796568&u=1659292&m=62473&urllink=funandfunction%2Ecom%2Ftime%2Dtimer%2Dplus%2Ehtml&afftrack=Cooper is communicating with proloquogo2 on his iPad.

Posted by Finding Cooper's Voice on Sunday, December 9, 2018

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