Autism Awareness: Mom to Mom

5 things mothers of children with autism should know. (From a mother of a child with autism.)

1. Autism is just a group of words. Labels. It isn’t an answer. Or a person.

Take a deep breath.

You will be okay.

2. Coffee.

Then take a deep breath.

You will be okay.

3. Poop.

You will be okay.

Take a deep breath later.

4. You will burn the toast. Overcook the eggs. Forget to brush your teeth. Shave one leg and not realize you have two until much later. Miss a therapy appointment. Forget the iPad. Cry into the fridge holding a cup of coffee when you realize you forgot to buy cream.

Take a deep breath.

You will be okay.

5. You will find an online support community that will keep you from feeling alone while you stare at the screen through slotted, puffy, tired eyes.

And you will become part of a tribe.

And together you will talk and laugh and cry about labels and coffee and poop and exhaustion.

And how very, very, very much you love your babies.

Take a deep breath.

You will be okay.

#AutismAwareness

❤️

#SpectrumMom


  

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