To a person with children, that sentence can actually be pretty terrifying.
Just as you can convince yourself that life is miserable, you can do the opposite.
Had you told me five years ago that I would be writing this blog today, I would never have believed you.
If it seems like there aren’t many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that’s because there aren’t.
The moment you’d let your guard down, he would take off across the yard. The next thing you know, you’re tackling a preschooler on your front lawn.
Of course, if you asked, I would have told you I was a “realist”. That’s the term that someone uses to dance around the fact that they’re really a self-hating pessimist.
For many, my son having “special needs” means focusing on the things he can’t do. It overshadows many of the powerful things he can.
Worrying never did anything for me. All it did was make the moments before uncertainty worse by filling me with impending dread.
The tiny little person who we were most concerned about in terms of dealing with her brother’s Autism pretty much schooled us on how to deal with her brother’s Autism.
There are certain pieces of advice that make us roll our eyes. The old adage about the best things in life being free can be put into that category.