Lots of people have blogs about a lot of topics. I never had any desire to be one of those people, until my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder earlier this year.
I always knew Tim was different from other kids, so I was not surprised by the diagnosis. In some ways it was a relief. I can explain my son’s strange behaviors by simply saying “my son is Autistic.” Other people seem to understand that word a little bit. Yet, for me, hearing that my son is fundamentally atypical from the rest of the world has been very challenging. I worry about his future. I worry whether I am able to give him what he needs to succeed. I worry about the impact of his diagnosis on his brothers. There is a lot to worry about. And I am thankful every day that he is a part of my family, personality quirks and all.
I writing this blog I want to share my honest feelings about life, family, raising children, and raising an Autistic child. I hope to meet other moms and families with similar challenges to share experiences. I hope to help others who are facing some of the same struggles I have faced.
I hope I can help just one person get through a tough situation by reading about mine. Even if it is to laugh at my failures. I hope you will feel comfortable to share your struggles with me too.