Some friends have understood. Others haven’t. To be completely honest, sometimes I didn’t either.
Everything started to get cancelled. Basketball, school, Tom Hanks…The sky hadn’t fallen yet. But, man, it felt like it was closing in.
His personality isn’t about what he might or might not do. It’s about who he is and he’s great.
Helping him out isn’t just about us doing things for him. It’s also about teaching him to do things for us.
Yesterday’s impossibilities become today’s milestones before our very eyes. If you’re too busy worrying about tomorrow’s goals, you’ll miss them.
I may not have “gotten” it, but friends don’t need to “get” it. They just need to show you support. I hadn’t shown him support and it hurt to realize it.
Their “expertise”, or lack thereof, isn’t limited to autism and the families affected by it. They will also judge anything else they don’t know.
I know we’re not supposed to mention those things. It makes us uncomfortable, but we’re all adults here.
Just because we have what some might see as an “excuse” doesn’t mean he doesn’t need to learn.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’ll have to lose them one day. You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to.