|Photo is from 2003|
I can't help but wonder if in her dreams she can walk and talk. I was reading something about a teenage girl who has autism. She is non-verbal too but she spells and has found her voice through writing. Someone asked her if she is autistic in her dreams and she answered that sometimes she is and sometimes she isn't. When my daughter was about 5 or so, I had a dream that she was laying on the floor, floppy, because she had no tone to her body. Then just all of a sudden, she got herself up. She just stood up. It was so realistic because in my dream we were in the house we were living in at the time and everything looked exactly how it did in real life. I woke up right then and
For that split second, I KNEW what it felt like to have a regular ol' kid and for the second time in her life it was yanked away from me. You know that image of someone standing on a rug and somebody else sneaking up behind him and pulling it out from underneath him? Yeah, that's what waking up from that dream felt like.
I wonder if she has dreams like these. If she does, I would have to say that they don't devastate her the way mine do to me because she is always smiling when she wakes up. I mean, ALWAYS smiling. I think she knows a secret and just hasn't shared it yet. I can't wait to find out what it is!