Wouldn't it be great if EVERYONE with an Autism blog took part in this flash blog today. It could help one person, it could help 100. It doesn't matter. I think what matters is, that the autism community as a whole is the most supportive group of people I have never met! So as far as a positive look on autism, that my friends, is at the top of my list. I have "met" so many great people online since my son was officially diagnosed, and the support has been overwhelming. Its almost as if we are all one big autistic family <3.
One thing that stands out in my mind, is that #IWishIDidntHaveAspergers needs to know, he/she is NOT alone. Though never meeting any one of us, we are all going through similar trials, and if another in the community needs a shoulder to cry on, or a boost up, any one of us is there to help.
I have to admit though, not every day am I always so upbeat and positive. I too have my moments where I think, "God, why us? Why him?" Its not long before the voice inside my head tells me LJ was chosen for this "struggle" for a reason, and we, his parents, were also chosen to guide him through it for a reason.
I can say that my son's autism has already taught me so much. I am more patient, more compassionate, more understanding. I look at all children differently now. I have always seen them as gifts from God, but now when I see one in public giving mom and dad a super hard time, I DO NOT think "brat" I think, " I wonder????"
Another great thing autism has done for us is bring us closer together. Before the diagnosis, hubs and I argued quite a bit. He would tell me I was spoiling our son, and making him bratty. I would tell him he was too hard on him. (This momma knew there was something more going on with LJ!) After Lj's official dx it was like a proverbial weight had been lifted off our shoulders. I won't lie, I did cry, a lot at first. In no time at all however, I dove into researching Autism head first, and one of the first things I learned is, WE WEREN'T ALONE!!!! For me, that was a HUGE relief.
My son LJ calls Autism his Super Powers, and I tend to agree. Its a great way to look at life!
If I could suggest anything to #IWishIDidntHaveAspergers, it would be to get online. Whether it be facebook, twitter, google plus, ANY social networking site, and find others like you. The Aspergers/ASD community is large, and will make you feel not so alone, because you aren't alone :)!
Also, I would love to hug you, because for me, a hug always makes me feel better :)
Please join with us on the last day of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month – April 30th – in a flash blog of autism positivity.
To Participate CLICK HERE!!
This Autism Positivity Flash Blog Event is the brainchild of Thinking About Perspectives, a group of bloggers committed to increasing autism awareness and acceptance via open and respectful dialogue. We are: 30 Days of Autism, Outrunning the Storm, The Third Glance, Aspie Kid,Flappiness Is, Quirky and Laughing, Life on the Spectrum, Fairy Tale Forgotten, The Aspie Side of Life, and Inner Aspie.