Dear Autism Mom Do You know How Incredibly Awesome You Are?

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This letter of hope, encouragement is to all the Autism Moms out there. I see your struggles. I see your worries. From one Autism Mom to another, here's my Dear Autism Mom Letter!

This letter of hope and encouragement is to all the Autism Moms out there. I see your struggles. I understand your worries. From one Autism Mom to another, here’s my Dear Autism Mom Letter.

Dear Autism Mom,
Let’s face it; life has thrown you a few loops and curves over the past few years (or months, or days). You’ve had a tough road. Some days are up and some days are down. Having a child on the spectrum is not something other moms understand completely. Sometimes you feel like a complete failure, and other times you feel like you can conquer the world (like when you walk out of the IEP meeting after getting everything on your must-have list!).

This letter of hope and encouragement is to all the Autism Moms out there. I see your struggles. I see your worries. From one Autism Mom to another, here's my Dear Autism Mom Letter.

I’m here to remind you and me of a few things:

You are Awesome

The mere fact that you are reading this means you are an awesome mother. Even in those quiet moments, in the times when all through the house, not a mouse is stirring, you are reading and researching about Autism and ways to help your child.  Do you know how incredibly awesome you are?

 

Every Child has a Purpose

You may never know the exact purpose of your child, or the way in which your child impacts this world, but with you as a mother, your child is going to rock this world! Whether it’s that one outburst in the store that changes the mind of a judgmental parent or brings awareness to your city, there’s a purpose. You never know the trust and love your child can bring a complete stranger, it just may save their life. With your child’s deep analytical skills and one mind focus, they may be what our world needs for a cure for cancer, advanced technology, or tools to improve our planet.  The world keeps spinning and, although, you may not see it, your child has a purpose.

It Gets Easier { I think…}

It may not seem like it will ever get easier, but it does. If you look back a few years or even a few months, you can see the positive changes your child has made. Maybe it’s your child’s ability to communicate from no words to two words. That’s an improvement worth congratulating! Maybe it’s a behavior plan finally working at school; congratulate yourself because you helped your child reach this goal. When I think how far we have come with the Twins, it brings tears to my eyes. I remember listening to all of the things we were told they wouldn’t be able to do. I laid in bed many nights wondering if my boys would ever talk, would they utter the words, “I love you, Mom?”

This letter of hope and encouragement is to all the Autism Moms out there. I see your struggles. I see your worries. From one Autism Mom to another, here's my Dear Autism Mom Letter.

You are a Constant

You are your child’s strength, their biggest love, and the one person they can trust no matter what. You, Autism Mom, are loved beyond knowledge. With you, your child is flourishing, learning, changing, adapting, and making improvements. You are your child’s constant, and if all else fails, you are their rock. Never forget how much you mean to them.

You are Strong

Raising children, in general, can be difficult, but having a child on the spectrum requires even more strength. The more that gets thrown your way, the more you keep going, reading, learning, and teaching. I remember telling my Mom, “I can’t do this. Maybe you should take them; I can’t raise them. I don’t know what to do!” She gave me this look as if she wanted to slap me back to reality and remind me that I could do all things with just a little prayer. You have strength beyond most others. Whatever is set out to conquer you makes you stronger!

Forget perfect, Forget normal

I don’t know what or who defines normal in our world, but toss those two words out of the window. There is no perfect Mom, and there is no normal life. Those are both myths made up by someone who wanted to be perfect and normal but realized they could never achieve those things because they don’t exist. Again, trust me on this. I have tried to find a normal life and be the perfect Mom. Here’s what happened; I failed miserably. I was stressed out in attempting to make my family, my boys with Autism normal. I put pressure on them by trying to make them fit into what society thought of them. One day the light bulb popped up, and I quickly realized I was causing a lot of this stress and pressure. Your child was not born to fit in; they were born to stand out.

You are Helping Others

Until you go through it yourself, you never really know how many mothers are going through this same thing. Every obstacle you go through is one more piece of advice you have to help others on this journey. The more you read, the more you talk, and the more you tell your story, the more inspiration you have to give to other moms. Trust me on this!We all need each other to lean on and support. Remember that each challenge is one more gift you get to help other mothers overcome every obstacle in their way. The moment you feel like giving up, remember you are one step closer to the next goal, the next breakthrough. Autism Mom, you don’t know the light and affect you are having on your child, your family, the school, and others around you.
Autism Mom, you are special, you are strong, you are helping, and YOU ARE AWESOME! Never forget that. You are going to make it, and it’s going to be ALRIGHT. The more tough decisions you make and the more you go through, the stronger you become. Love yourself because you are doing the best you can do!

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