It was a typical afternoon after work. I returned home after a trip to the supermarket. Christopher was lying on the sofa still dressed in his school uniform, playing with his favourite toy, the Rubik’s cube. I busied myself with lunch preparations. At a quarter pass one, the postman came along and dropped off the mail. “Christopher, could you go outside and get the mail please?” I said. He went out and returned with a handful of letters. I quickly browse through the stack, bills, bills and more bills, I sighed. Amidst the stack was a big blue envelope from the education department that was addressed to Christopher. Concerned that it might be something of paramount importance, I hastily ripped open the envelope and I was left speechless by the contents of the letter. It was Christopher’s A level maths result slip. I gazed at the result slip for ten minutes and still couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Christopher had gotten an A grade. I turned to embrace him, feeling like the proudest mother on earth. He pushed me away really hard and fell over, ‘I’m so sorry Christopher, I forgot” I said.
That evening, I brought Christopher to Ed’s place because he wanted so badly to play with Sandy. Seating at one corner, I looked at my son and smiled to myself, he has indeed grown up. I showed Ed Christopher’s result slip and he was on cloud nine. “My son! My son! A level maths, 15 year old, A grade!” He exclaimed.
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I laughed and said, “You’re too overwhelmed with joy to even make a proper sentence!” He replied in an even more fervent voice and said” of course! This calls for a big celebration! Let’s all go out for dinner tonight! My treat!” I thought to myself, things were just going to get better.
A week later, I was at Ed’s place again as Christopher wanted to visit Sandy. Eileen dropped by and told Ed that she would not be pressing any charges against him for Wellington’s death. A visibly stunned Ed couldn’t stop thanking Eileen. She then said to Ed and I, “ Roger and I have decided to put aside all unhappiness and start afresh together, you guys can do the same you know, choosing to forgive and forget is all it takes. What’s more, Christopher needs a home, with a proper family” For a moment, there was complete stillness. Neither of us said a word. After Eileen had left, I pondered hard over what she had said earlier, Ed came up to me and apologised. He said, “what Eileen said was right, our son needs a proper family and, I need a family too. I promise you that I would change for the better. Are you willing to give me another chance?” I nodded my head and said to him, “you’re not entirely at fault, I was wrong too. But I promise you that I would also change for the better”. Just then, Christopher came in to the room, holding a family photo of the three of us that was taken many years ago. He turned to hug both Ed and I and said’’ Thank you, mum and dad” “Thank you son” said Ed. I smiled and said,” yes, thank you my dearest son”.
The present Christopher is a stark contrast to the one in the past as he has changed dramatically. Having overcame his fear of going to places he has never been too before on his own as well as his uneasiness when talking to strangers, he has became increasingly sociable and even volunteers to help me with the household chores. Seeing the progress made by Christopher was extremely gratifying. He has dreams just the same as any child out there, he wants to take the A level further maths and physics within two years and pass both with flying colours. H wants to go on to university and live in a flat with Sandy, his books and his computer. He wants to get a first class honours degree and aspires to become a scientist one day.
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He has confidence in his ability because he came to London all by himself, found me, and also solved the mystery of who killed Wellington. I’m forever thankful to Christopher for he was the one that got this family back together again. My son is eccentric in a most endearing way, though he still has difficulties with the world at large, but he is increasingly becoming closer towards complete independence. Christopher may be poles apart from others. But at least he is jovial and blooming. He is bright and full of promise. He is autistic, but he is beautiful.