We parents work our butts off! And parents of autism, along with (but unfortunately not always alongside) autistic adults have found ourselves in the position of working a little bit harder; at home and even more so outside of it.
We insist our adorably different loved ones be accepted, if not always understood. And so we--who long ago imagined very different lives!--pull up our sleeves and do the work. We try therapies, we address the stares of strangers, we explain to the other kids in the park, we have meetings with all kinds of 'professionals' and then try to find ways to dig through the mostly un-information they've shared to find gems that have value in our home. We work hard!!!
And why?? Because we love.
Because in those brief moments when everything is falling into place, when our beliefs and values are congruent with our actions, and the world around us is gifting us with acceptance rather than resistance, we feel something that is always and forever worth going after again and again. Love.
So enjoy your Labor Day with the knowledge that you and your loved ones absolutely deserve every minute of it!!
I'm off to snuggle my rug-rat!!
Hugs, smiles and love!
Autism Answers with Tsara Shelton (Facebook)