A Brave Day

Let me tell you about a boy.

A boy who at ten years old shows more bravery than most adults I know.

But his bravery looks different so most overlook it.

He has very few words. Not much for conversation. But his eyes…they tell a story.

If you listen to him. Patiently. If you don’t rush him. And wait. He will tell you. If you don’t talk over him. Or speak for him.

He will tell you how he hears things louder than you. And smells the faintest smells. And sees colors far brighter than most.

He feels the smoothness of the floor on his feet. And the scratchy fabric of a couch. He knows when it’s going to rain. He adores when the snow falls.

And if he turns his ear into the wind he hears things that you and I cannot. He loves the wind. He even smells like it. Like he’s just climbed the biggest mountain.

He went to a party today. A neighborhood party. At a house with lots of people and puppies. And sounds and smells.

And he stayed for three whole hours.

He ate Lucky Charms. And visited every room.

He jumped on the trampoline and sat amidst a crowd of people at the table.

And he watched fireworks from a window. He covered his ears. And squinted his eyes. And held his moms hand.

He’s never watched the fireworks from a window before. But see, he’s been preparing for months. He clapped and cheered and hid and ran and repeated.

It was a big day for him. A brave day.

He even picked out his Fourth of July pants when he got dressed this morning.

He knew.

Finding Cooper’s Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you’re never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village….all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to our journey. You can also follow us on Facebook, subscribe for exclusive videos, and subscribe to our newsletter.

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