I wrote this about our youngest son xx

Ross our youngest son - This is Ross
@weemam (13377)
July 9, 2007 4:11pm CST
most of you know about Ross our youngest who was born with Cerebral Palsy, our other 2 sons were 17 and 15 so Ros was a bit of a shock, but he is brilliant, we were told he wouldn't live and if he did he would be a vegetable but he has proven them all wrong xx ISN'T HE GOOD He really is special he's our youngest son When he was born nothing much could be done With the cord he was strangled no air could he get They said he wouldn't last long but wait there's more yet They said oh! my dear please try not to worry As they all rushed about in the ward in a hurry They didn't expect Well! They just didn't know That into a handsome young man he would grow They thought he would die, really no one was sure Or if he'd be a wee boy who's health would be poor But he's proved them all wrong cause they didn't expect He's brilliant our son and he's not finished yet He works with computers and he's brilliant we think As he's working so hard and is just on the brink Of making a brilliant career for himself Yes I'm talking about Ross! You know. Well! Who else!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
10 Jul 07
And what a handsome young man he is, weemam! You have every right to be proud of him. Your poem is lovely-as always. I think it is wonderful how you are always so inspired. Do you plan to compile all of your poetry into a book one day, perhaps? I think that would be a very good thing to do. All my best.
@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
Thank you so much pal , I would love to do that , I don't think I could ever afford to or even have the time to , I do enjoy writing them though xxx
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• Canada
11 Jul 07
This is a really good idea about having all of your poetry in a book, weemam. I hope you have them all together in one place, though. Do you have a friend who'd be able to help you put them together in a book? They're very special.:)
@weemam (13377)
11 Jul 07
I have them on my website my son Ross made for me , I also have them all in a folder . I tried to make them into a book at one time but to be honest pal , I wouldn't know how and I think it would be quite expensive to do too , I means a lot to me that you all like them , I thought only my family would like them xxx
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• India
10 Jul 07
With parents so creative in their bent of mind, Ross was bound to be a success. I with him many more! Your post has made me think again of certain contradictions in western society, which I have not been able to communicate with anyone. Excuse me, if I seem to be ignorant. Cerebral palsy and similar other debilitating diseases are common in my country India too. But you just have to see the apathy and ridicule such children and their desperate families face and their despair, hopelessness, and helplessness. Such diseases are thought of as a curse from previous birth, both for the parents and the child. Our society is so cruel and ignorant towards its less fortunate members, yet in other areas our society is much more accommodative, sharing and caring than western societies. Your post makes it clear that a proper counseling and support system exists in your part for such children otherwise Ross alone could not have gone where he is now. Your society supports and nurtures all its citizens equally. Yet, it is in western countries that I read so much about broken homes, abused children, drunken brawls in front of little children, parents too absorbed in their own world, general lawlessness, homicides, shooting at schools and colleges and the like which gives an impression of a society which does not have place for gently nurturing of citizens. Why this contradiction in your society?
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
Thank you so much , the things you describe happen in Scotland too my friend , too often we read of and hear about these things happen but I honestly think that disability is more understood now than it used to be , When Ross was born we had two grown up sons and had more time to spend with Ross and teach him more and be able to take more time with him , we fought that he should go to mainstream school and not a special school and we won , he was (with a friend of his also with CP )first children with CP to go to mainstream school here in Scotland , He is very intelligent and we are so proud of him , I hope given time all countries will realize the potential of any disabled child if they are only given the chance , xx
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• India
11 Jul 07
sure you are proud of him and as a die-hard optimist, it gives me inspiration to think that someone somewhere has achieved recognition in normal society inspite of his disabilities. it's my hope and wish that someday, after i retire from my job, i can join an institution that looks after such children and help them achieve success like Ross. Once again, my best wishes to all of you. Keep us posted about his latest conquers!
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@mummymo (23707)
9 Jul 07
What a wonderful poem wee - it is really good and so true! He is handsome and brilliant and a cheeky little toad! I think Ross is an amazing young man and I am proud of him even if that sounds silly - I mean it - he can be my baby brother any time! Don't tell him I said all that though! lol The kids love the discs he gave them - give him a hug for that! xxx
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
he would be honoured sweetheart , your kids are pretty special too and so well mannered just like Ross , we sound like a mutual admiration society lol
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Jul 07
Nothing wrong with that wee - we are both being honest! xxx
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• United States
10 Jul 07
That is great weemam! I love hearing stories like this, doctors don't always know what the outcome is really going to be. He looks like a very intelligent young man, and working with computers takes great intelligence. I am so happy for you and I am so glad that things are going so well for him! Good luck in the future, I am sure that things will just get better and better!
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@weemam (13377)
11 Jul 07
Thank you so much , he amazes me even yet the things he does , he has turned out to be a very nice person xx
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
Hello weemam, I'm bacckkk!!! Check my comment for Ross and make sure he read it. Your Ross is handsome and if I'm still single, I might marry him off right away, LOL. Ross has a brilliant smile and really...I'm amazed he didn't look like someone who has Cerebral Palsy. God is with him and will always be. :)
@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
Thanks pal and helooooo welcome back , so nice to see you , I have sent you an E-Mail. Would you like to be my daughter oin law then law , his speach is affected but everyone knows what he is saying , his hands a bit too as we can't read his writing , even he can't read it at times lol , he has a wicked sense of humour ( wonder who he takes after lol) he would be a good catch for someone lol xx
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
10 Jul 07
I read your lovely poem and I add a comment for your son at him photo. He have a strong whiling boy there.I really wish him the best.I remembered that your old me when you visited my country the people here was very good with him .I'm really happy about these.I'm glad your family have good memories about my country because children like your son are very specials.
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
we had a brilliant holiday pal , I must tell you a funy story about it , we were only there the first day and i was trying to speak the language , I was shopping at night and I kept saying what I thought was "thank you" every one smiled but the third night one of the shop keepers kindly pointed out that I was saying good morning , we still laugh about it , I think it was callamero , something like that , but they were all so lovely and kind and caring as you are my friend xx
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@hookfan (447)
10 Jul 07
Well done pal! Another great poem! :) xxx
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
Thanks pal and thanks for always being here for me too xxx
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• Philippines
10 Jul 07
thank you for sharing. that is really beautiful and inspirational. my best friend's son has cerebral palsy too. he's 10 years old now and is attending a special school.
@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
I am sure your sister gives and gets a lot of love as we do , I think a special child is a special blessing , God Bless xx
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• United States
10 Jul 07
Ohh how sweet weemam! I am happy to hear that Ross is doing well in computers. It is a great career to go into. He is a handsome young man too! ;)
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
Thanks pal , I think so too but then I am his mam lol xxxxx
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@wendy82 (437)
• United States
10 Jul 07
At least he is being a brillant son. That you are being there for because that what family should be for. But I pray for your son that he will do good. God bless your family.
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
hi Wendy nice to meet you and thank you for responding , looking forward to getting to know you xx
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Oh a wonderful poem. Your son sure proved them wrong. Thanks for sharing.
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
thanks for that pal , I love to brag about him, xx
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Writing code and working with computers requires intelligence and creativity. It shows that you did not listen to the doctors...they are frequently wrong and you have a great kid. I just love a success story. Congratulations
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
thanks Debs and as you know I love to tell everyone about him as I am so proud of him , I am proud of my 3 sons but he has had more of a struggle than them xxx
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• Canada
9 Jul 07
I always like to read about your son Weemam as it gives me hope for mine! :) My boy just turned four and has Autism which was diagnosed a year and a half ago. We are already proud of him as he has come so far. He has eye contact, listens and is building on his vocabulary every day...He has a long way to go and there is no telling at this point how far he will go but he has a lot of interest in piano as well as trains and puzzles. My hopes are wide open for him to have a bright future! :) Thanks so much Weemam as always for making my day today!! :)
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I work at a center for autism, I work with older adults but the school is starting a pre-school program very soon. Keep working with your son, many of the autistic people are just wonderful and I love working with my guys, for all intensive purposes they are non-verbal but some of them are so sweet and loveable. Is your son Asperger's?
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@mummymo (23707)
9 Jul 07
I don't mean to be rude heavenschild but I just wanted to say that although I am not an expert I hav e worked with some autistic children in the past and your son sounds as though he is exceeding all expectations! He sounds like he is a wonderful child and I hope that all your dreams for him come true - I am so glad that you don't seem to be putting limitations on him , that is fantastic! Good Luck and Hugs to you and your son - I will pray for you xxxx
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• Canada
9 Jul 07
Hi Deb! He was diagnosed as severly autistic with developmental delay but he was diagnosed at two years four months and at that point he was bad but with all of the work we have done he is certainly not non-verbal :) He has come a long way! :) I am anticipating that his diagnosis will change as he gets older. Thanks so much for your response!
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
11 Jul 07
Hi weemam, This is such a beautiful poem, and so touching too. I'm up kind of late here, and this discussion has made me weepy, but in a good way. Actually, it'd make me weepy at any time of the day. Your son is truly amazing and a miracle for sure. I marvel at his talents in working with computers, and what he's done with your website. This is something 'I could never do.' However, I've managed to master myLot.:) I've found doctors to be wrong many times, and they just don't know everything. We know a young woman who was told she'd never be able to have children. She's just had her second child, and now is the proud mom of two very healthy children (a boy and a girl). If these parents would've believed the doctors, 'they wouldn't be parents.' I believe all of these miracles come from God. xxx
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@weemam (13377)
11 Jul 07
I agree pal they are all special gifts , I think it had a lot to do with us being older too , when I was younger I believed everything people told me , Now I can work things out for myself . I am so pleased for your friend pal , I always say , never say never . there are miracles happening around us every day , just sometimes people don't see them xxx
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• Canada
12 Jul 07
I used to believe most things that were told me too, but not anymore. Just because a person is a professional, like a doctor, it doesn't mean they know everything. Now, I like to wait and see, and decide things for myself. I'm glad that many people still recognize miracles.:)
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@weemam (13377)
12 Jul 07
I think as we get older we get wiser pal , I trust my intuition and my heart , and I have never got it wrong yet ( well not that I know of lol ) experience can be a great help in a lot of things xx
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• United States
10 Jul 07
My sister was told she won't live pass 2yrs. She was born 2lbs, has a whole in her heart, surgery on her heart actually sevearl surgeries before she was 2yrs old. She have mental delay disorder. My sister is in my care and she's 25 yrs old and is about to celebrate her 26th bday the end of August. So I know her doctors was wrong too. God is Good.
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• United States
10 Jul 07
PS ur poem is beautiful
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@weemam (13377)
10 Jul 07
Thank you my friend ,isn't it so lovely when we get things we are not expecting , every special thing your sister has done will be like another miracle ( I know how this feels), I am so pleased for you , It sounds as if she is very lucky to have such a caring sister as you too , xx
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
13 Jul 07
That poem goes to show that doctors don't know everything like they claim they do. I have to say it again....I'm so proud of Ross as if he was my own son. He's definitely done right by you hon.
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