Maybe someday you will grow up to be president.
But that is not a favorable job –
Maybe you will use your wisdom and patience as a teacher instead.
I wonder if you will want to see the world, and be a traveler?
Or a beautiful actress, performing on a stage – Oh, I can picture you now!
Maybe you will be a radio announcer,
And I will listen to your voice filled with wit, humor and knowledge from far away.
Oh! Maybe you will be a professional athlete!
And as you wave to the crowd I will be screaming “I love you!” from the stands.
Maybe you will prefer to coach your son’s football team –
As he will see you as the most important person in his life.
You are so brave. Maybe you will use your strength to fight fires as a fire fighter.
Maybe you will use your voice to write, and I will hear you speak to me in written words.
I am so excited for you.
For all of you.
Every today, I will encourage you to dream!
For I know that every tomorrow is a blank slate,
Waiting to be written on.
Autism or not, anything is possible!
And I will always be there, as every yesterday, today and tomorrow you are my everything.
I will be there helping you to reach for the stars.
Then, I know, I will watch you swing on one.
So dream. DREAM BIG! For the future is yours!