Thursday, September 1, 2011
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
On the day Boy Wonder was diagnosed, the doctor said alot of things in his accented voice. Most of it rushed past me. I couldn't even comprehend that this man had told me my baby had autism. He gave no hope. Said,"there's no cure." He made a few suggestions. He said based on the way BW was walking he should have shoes with high tops and orthopedic inserts. He told us to go to a shoe store near the hospital that specialized in these kinds of shoes. My first thought was, " Oh good, I can fix something for my boy." 30 minutes after he was diagnosed we walked into the shoe store and bought him boots with inserts.
We recently took Boy Wonder to an orthopedist at the suggestion of his new neurologist. It was recommended that again we go with high top shoes and orthopedic inserts. So we went and bought new shoes with inserts. Can't hurt. Might help.
If tomorrow I could take away all his struggles I so would. I'd give anything for Boy Wonder to break out of his autism. But here's the thing, he doesn't need to be fixed. He is who is he. I want things for him. To be happy, to have a purpose in life, to have friends but he does not need to be fixed. He needs to make his own progress.
And I figured that out while wearing these.
"The perfect shoes can change your life."
Or at least your perspective.