Managing My Fears and Worries

I believe in honesty, transparency, and reality.

So, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared about providing lifelong care to my son. And there are times when that fear can consume me. It will eat me up at 3 am if I let it.

But I’m working on it. I’m working on managing my fears and worries. And I’m working even harder on teaching my son all that I can to help him achieve his greatest level of independence.

I push. I pull. I teach. I hope. I walk a fine line daily. All while hopefully teaching a world about his autism. Because the world deserves to know him and he deserves to know the world.

But last night, I had no fears about the future. Instead, as we sat there giggling at train cars rolling by, just him, his dad and I, I thought about thirty years from now. And how much fun we are going to have.

We are going to show him the world. We are going to visit every train station in the USA. We are going to gasp at the wonders he finds most amazing. We are going to hold hands and rock in rocking chairs on our porch. We are going to dance in the rain and snuggle and celebrate.

And we are going to watch our son grow into the most amazing man.

Acknowledging fear and worry about forever is healthy. But so is having gratitude and excitement for it too.

Finding Cooper’s Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you’re never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village….all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to our journey. You can also follow us on Facebook, subscribe for exclusive videos, and subscribe to our newsletter.

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