He Has No Idea

He doesn’t know, and he doesn’t have to. He changed the trajectory of his path and it was priceless.

Look at him. He has flourished beyond my hopes, and soared past my fears. He crawled and walked and talked on his own timeline and pace. Now, he does the same with math and reading and science.

The breathtaking difference, now his pace is faster than most. His pace is accelerated and mighty. Just like his personality.

He has no clue that I’ve been tracking his accomplishments and milestones since the day he was born. He doesn’t know because he’s been too busy crushing the silent goals everyone else had for him.

I’m so lucky he is mine.

I’ll forever find myself in awe of him, and all of his becoming.


This piece originally appeared at Happiness, Hope & Harsh Realities, published with permission.

Chelsea Ohlemiller
Chelsea Ohlemillerhttp://hopeandharshrealities.com
A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and it turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. Read more from Chelsea at www.hopeandharshrealities.com, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

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