I am a mom to two wonderful boys, Dylan (aged 13 ) and Jordan (aged 11). My youngest son Jordan, was diagnosed with Atypical Autism at age 3. Words cannot explain the total devastation and loss that I felt. It took me a long time to come to terms with his diagnoses. I went through all of the emotions imaginable.
I felt alone, lost, betrayed. Little did I know back then that I was embarking on an amazing journey and no I was not facing it alone! When I look back on the past years when I thought I was facing it all alone my hand was being firmly held!….not only did I have my faith but I had amazing friends come into my life to help me in ways that they would never realise.
Don’t get me wrong bringing up a child, let alone one on the spectrum is not a walk in the park, and is definitely not for the faint hearted..… I had to seriously learn to “wear a thick skin”and as one of my friends put it “not to sweat the small stuff”.
But amazingly every year has gotten better and I have learnt that if you look for the blessings in your life you will find them!