When you told us a few years you wanted to go to a school that would give you a good chance of going to university (after being adamant for a while that you wouldn’t want to go) we told you all we ever expected was for you to give your best to the opportunities life presented you with. I wrote about watching you work in my last letter, and you absolutely rose to the opportunities you took with your exams this summer and we couldn’t be prouder.
Not only did you absolutely give it your best. But you worked through obstacles that seem invisible to others when you’re neurodivergent. You got up at 2am during cold English winter days to do online school. You lived through times where you couldn’t leave our flat in Delhi. You kept going through a family crisis that rocked us to our core. And after spending one whole school year online, you physically went to school on less that 20% of all the days you should have throughout your 2 years of GCSE’s – which when you look back will feel insane, incredible, and an achievement of significant magnitude.
It was never about a string of letters or results, it was about you, putting your mind to something, focussing, and making those choices for yourself, and your own future my love. And that’s what I’m so proud of – onwards to the next stage sweetie. Remember, you never have to try to be the best at everything, pick and choose your focus, but the things you’re passionate about – find them, and throw your whole self into those things.
I believe in you my sweetheart, Mama, xxxx
This post is part of Artifact Motherhood, a collaboration of artists/mothers from around the world. Sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Our hopes and dreams for our children. With little nuggets of wisdom or reflections on life here and there. These are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artifacts we are leaving behind for our children and the generations to come.
September 2022 | New Delhi | India