My favorite topic to blog about! I’ve been noticing a trend. Every morning for the past few weeks I wake up to dozens of emails from parents looking for hope, help and guidance.
I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.
I did the exact same thing when Cooper was younger. I would stay up late…usually after some sort of meltdown or a particularity hard day. And I would search for a blog where the child reminded me of Cooper. And I would reach out. And in a really weird way I would feel guilty for reaching out to a stranger. But it was so much easier to say all of my worries to a stranger. If I said them in real life it felt too real. I felt like a traitor. I felt weak and embarrassed.
First, keep emailing me. Keep reaching out. It’s good for you and and it’s good for me. I enjoy hearing from you.
Second, I spent the day thinking about how I got to the well rounded peaceful place I am today. BAHAHAHAAAA! That was a joke. I am a mess. But I am a mess who smiles and laughs and is mostly at peace with her place in life.
How did I get here?
I gave into Autism.
Let me say that again. I gave into Autism.
I gave up the perception of what I wanted life to be. It was really hard at first.
I wanted to go out to dinner and join friends at events and go on family vacations…but, unfortunately, we couldn’t do those things. And the second that I accepted that I was able to relax and find peace.
Check out my video. I give more details. Hugs to all of you!