Faith has a growing list of songs that she likes. She can’t sing the words, being non-verbal and severely autistic, but like any other teen, she has her favorites and we only find out when she starts to vocalize or hum the tunes.
Faith’s latest jam is Fight Song by Rachel Platten. She’s been humming the tune over the weekend.
I thought the lyrics were very interesting for a non-verbal autistic 15-year-old girl, even if she may or may not understand the words.
“This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
’Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”
As her parents, I wonder if the song is also a reminder for us to always keep fighting for her. God knows there are days we don’t feel like we have any fight left in us.
But Faith is our Fight Song.
[Top photo is Faith running to the living room to wear her shoes and accompany Mommy to pick Joy up from tuition. She was a little annoyed that Mommy wouldn't let her have the iPhone. But yet keen to wear her shoes to go out. Just like a teenager.]