Redefining Typical

A Mother, A Son, A Journey…..with Autism

Dawson’s Medley May 9, 2013

Filed under: autism — Cheairs @ 12:14 pm
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At two, there were no words.

No sounds.

No whispers.


And at three.

There were no words.

No sounds.

No whispers.


And somewhere.

In the middle.

Between three and nine.

The words.

The sounds.

The whispers.

They came.

And his words.

His sounds.

His whispers.

They were born.


Dawson’s speech.

It is unique.

It is different from other nine year olds who you might happen to meet.

He memorizes lines from Baby Einstein videos.

He gets pronouns mixed up in a hot mess.

He can sing a mean Row Row Row Your Boat or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

And when we ask him, “How much do Mommy and Daddy love you?”

His response is always, “More dan da whole wide world.”





Back and forth conversations, they are emerging.

And with every word.

Every sound.

Every whisper.

I touch a miracle.

And I will forever say.



Dawson has recently discovered the  video camera on my phone.

As I just mentioned, the child loves to sing.

So I give you Dawson’s Medley.

And just know I love it more than the whole wide world!




7 Responses to “Dawson’s Medley”

  1. Jami perissi Says:

    Love it!!! Dawson sounds amazing !! You must be one proud mama Chearis

  2. Diane Says:

    Love Dawson!!

  3. Ann Davies Says:

    Just precious! Dawson singing those cute songs just made my day!

  4. rhemashope Says:

    His happy smiles and his songs warm my heart!

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