Everyday, I feel that I am getting stronger as Eman’s mother. We laugh, fight, and have fun together. Each day is a different one. I don’t normally know how it will begin or end. But most of the part Alhamdulillah it is good. She is always excited to go to school but there are days when I have to be hard on her or drag her through the one hour of getting ready for school. Most of the days I think if she would have behaved the same in school. Yet, everytime I meet her teachers and therapists, they tell she is involved with her peers. Enjoys being with them and shows care.
Today, I witnessed her with her class and teacher when I went to pick her up. They were walking outside, taking pictures. She was focused, walking in a line, getting the pictures done, and listening to what the teacher was saying. Suddenly, I felt tears falling down my eyes. My heart skipped a beat and couldn’t breath for a moment. Yes, I get the progress reports, I volunteer for her classroom, but knowing how she is doing when I am not there – is a whole new level of realization.
Believe me I have never put the banner of being that person who is the one behind Eman. I have always thought I am just one with her in the bigger picture of her life. Her teachers, therapists, siblings, friends, and most of all now the peers are helping her become the surprise of my life I will always be amazed with!