Tuesday, January 22, 2008

sent by a friend

A friend of mine, who has a dear son with ADHD, sent this to me~ And although Shane is not yet ADHD, there are many parts of the poem below that are just so true for my son.
My friend didn't write the poem, but found it through www.cafemom.com

My A.D.H.D. Child
By Tracy Nicolaus
He's bouncin' off walls, a super ball gone insane,
He runs through your world like a off-rail freight train, Interruptions are constant, tantrums galore, When it's time to do homework, he's gone, out the door.
The drama is constant, oh his foot fell asleep, He moans and he wails, the theatrics run deep, School is a nightmare, the teachers are lost,
If they only could see, he is worth the cost.
He is brighter than most, as most kids are,
And with patience and love,
I know he'll go far, But what I must take from well meaning friends
Don't let him do that.
Oh these rules that he bends.
You're not a good parent.
Your child's really rude.
His temper's Outrageous.
He has hands in his food.
He hears this and wonders,
just what's wrong with me?
I tell him, You're special, you have A.D.H.D.
Now A.D.H.D. Is a gift from above,
It teaches us grown-ups how to strengthen our love.
It helps to teach your teachers,
no two kids are the same.
You have awesome energy
that could bring you great fame.
You don't need much sleep,
you never wear down.
You're silly and funny,
when you act like a clown.
You've felt lots of pain from
what people have said,
But you pray for those people
when you go to bed.
So you try every day to make a fresh start,
For God gifted you with an extra big heart.
As I look at my child, he sees through my soul,
My heart feels like busting, as I realize my goal.
I know this boy like no one else could,
He's a blessing to me,
he's strong and he's good.
So I'll love him and guide him through the worst of the worst,
And he'll make a great man (if I don't kill him first).
I'm kidding of course 'cause I know what's to be,
When I look in his eyes, I see a reflection of me.

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