She doesn't know how to make meaningful connections I'm told. She lives in her own little world I'm told. She learns at a different pace and level I'm told. Yes some of this is true but that little girl runs to me when I get home from work, she hugs me and tries to say Mom. She cuddles with me at night and we laugh together over favorite songs and dance.
When people ask you about your autistic sister, you show them kindness and say she is perfect.... You are a hero and you don't even know it yet kid... your going to move mountains someday!!
She is so happy outside we try our best to do most things outdoors.... Yes we all have days that are harder to tackle than others but so far in the famous words of Ice Cube "Today was a good day."
We want to raise them into the Kings and Queens of this world that we know they can be. We as parents want to instill a great life for those little people that we brought into the world. So we conquer the day and succeed at life for them and for ourselves.... We kick ass and repeat.
I've got 99 problems and bags under my eyes for days but here I am doing what good I can. I hope you feel good about the great things you do. If not, please take a moment to close your eyes and tell yourself thank you if no one else has.
You should challenge yourself to do something good for someone else. Even if it's opening the door for that little old lady. Or seeing that person who looks so full of hate and giving them a compliment. And yes they can be a complete stranger... Start each day being thankful for being able to open your eyes and see this world....
I often find myself wondering what she is thinking.. I of course wish she could tell me her wants and needs verbally and I would love to hear her say I love you mom. I dream of the endless possibilities with her and I believe that someday I will hear those sweet words from her.
Being in a world where everything is judged even when it shouldn't be is hard for all of us. We struggle to survive with being happy when we are not, doing things we are uncomfortable with, and being in an environment that we may feel is unsafe. That whole put on your fake smile and go on with the day vibe is crushing for some. There are so many of us that put ourselves out into the world and well we aren't ourselves we are what we think society wants us to be. When I had McKinley I changed ...