Ramblings of an Autism Mom Around Acceptance

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!

Ramblings of an Autism Mom

Ramblings of an Autism Mom Take Ten. Another video on acceptance. In our house we 'gave in' to having a child with a disability. For years I fought it. I fought missing events. I fought being part of special education. I fought it all. And it almost made me crazy. Once you let go of what you had planned your life to be you will be happier. As we say in this house…'we gave into autism.' And it's the best decision we ever made. #autism

Posted by Finding Cooper's Voice on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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  • eveysmom

    February 16, 2017 at 4:30 am
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    I just want to say thank you. Your page has really helped me feel less alone in life. My daughter will be 6 […] Read MoreI just want to say thank you. Your page has really helped me feel less alone in life. My daughter will be 6 in May. Her autism is on the severe end of the spectrum. She is non-verbal, still in diapers, etc. Thanks again for sharing. Read Less

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