*As always Emma gave me permission to post this. Emma typed her words by independently pointing to the letters on a bluetooth qwerty keyboard attached to her iPad.
This morning I asked Emma what she wanted to talk about. She wrote, “How about we talk about communication abilities.”
A: “Okay, that’s a great idea!”
E: “Especially for someone like me.”
A: “Yes, tell me more.”
E: I am able to communicate really well with words, but people don’t expect me to, so when they see me typing, they eagerly watch, but they don’t listen to what I write as much as they listen to the words tumbling from my mouth.”
A: “I think that’s such an amazing observation!”
E: “Know that believing in someone’s ability will be greeted with inward smiles, so you must never give the doubts breathing space.”
We talked about “ability” and the power of believing in both oneself and another versus doubting.
E: “Many insist on finding proof, but when sitting with someone like me they only see the things I do that confirm what they already believe and turn their backs on all that would prove them wrong.”
A: “Is there anything or anyone specific you’re referring to?”
E: “It is what I have experienced, sadly.”
I told Emma how sorry I was. We talked about this more and then I said, “I think your words really do affect many people who are listening and as a result are changing how they see their child. Even if only a few people listen, it’s worth repeating, don’t you think?
E: “Some that change their views, teach others well.”
A: Yes, I think so too. Many people have reached out to us on Facebook and on the blog to tell us. It’s always so wonderful when we hear from them.
E: “Now we must remain patient and doggedly trudge ahead.”
I told Emma, she was leading the way and I would always follow.
E: “Together we will eagerly tether our ideas, so having happy thoughts will woo anger.”