Monday, April 2, 2012

Autism Awareness Month (Letter to Alex)

I saw this on Cafemom and I thought it was a great idea, in Celebration of the start of Autism Awareness Month to write a letter to your kid, to a child or a person you know that has autism.

Dear Alex.

5 years ago my life completely changed. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You have made me grow up, you have taught me responsibility, patience and the most important one, love, pure and simple love, without question or convenience, without malice or resentment.  Before you I asked myself why I was the way I was, and what was my purpose, before you I never really finished anything, and I was very angry for a very long time for things that were so insignificant.
Then you came, and my world changed. You were so precious and unique and you were all mine. I fell in love with you the first time I laid eyes on you.
Then you were diagnosed with Autism. It was shocking, scary, overwhelming and very confusing. But I knew, that that couldn't stop me, my first reaction to this was, "well, whats next, what can we do?" it was wasn't to break down and cry and regret and feel guilt. I figured that out about myself, i am not the time of person that breaks down, because I can't afford to. You taught me that, and you have come so far and you have done so great, and am so proud to be your mom.
I will be on this earth for as long as I can to teach you how to be yourself, to be the best that you can be, because you can do anything!!
I am so great full to you because you made me realize why I am the way I am, and the reason I was put on this earth. And you are very loved because your a special boy.

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