To Hear You Speak

He read his fortune aloud at the table, and I had to get him to repeat it.

This beautiful, funny soul who started almost non-verbal early in life, who has had to work through speech therapy of many different kinds, who still struggles with getting words out of his mouth…

Do I truly believe that he can engage a sustained audience, an audience of many who will travel to hear him speak?

Yes, I believe it.

I already see his delight in making people laugh. I hear him practicing inflection when he repeats monologues and dialogues.

He’s already working towards it.

And I know that I will be one among the many, the proud mother in the front row, the one who claps the loudest.

Bravo, my son.