At the beginning, there were a lot of people in my everyday life that had no idea that Luca was special needs. I guess I was still learning who Luca was and I really didn’t know how to answer questions when people would ask, so it was easier for me to not talk about it. I was also still digesting the situation myself, so speaking to people about something that I was uncertain about was just uncomfortable for me and likely for the other party as well. However, over the last few years, it has become much easier! I used to struggle with how to tell people that Luca is special need because the overly sympathetic looks drove me crazy. Over time though, I find myself speaking about Luca like it’s not a big deal, because at the end of the day, it’s really not! He’s still the sweetest, most loving boy I know! Since Luca is four now, I’ve had a few years of practice and the term “special needs” just gets less and less scary. I’m definitely less sensitive myself and our situation is now just life!
These days, I love to talk about the teeny tiny milestones that’s Luca is achieving! Luca is thriving and learning more and more everyday. My little boy is such an inspiration to me on a daily basis. He sees the world differently from anyone else I know and is blissfully ignorant to any negativity. He doesn’t notice when people look at him funny for the strange noises he makes sometimes, he doesn’t notice when people look at him with pity and best of all, he doesn’t notice that he’s any different from anyone else! He is truly one of the happiest beings I know and I am so thankful that I get to spend every day with him. While he may be challenging at times and require extra care, I would do anything in the world to see him or smile or better yet, hear him laugh!
He is, without a doubt, the most determined and motivated little boy I know. His determination and perseverance has helped him to achieve all of the milestones he has to date.