Our kids are watching us. They're making observations and connections that we may never be aware of. So I suggest we do our best to always be an adult we are proud of, someone that makes being grown up look fun and free, kind and reflective, healthy and happy!
Now that my sisters, brothers and I are grown, I notice we all pretty much adore gathering together for adult conversation and forever flowing pots of coffee! My brothers--who were once on the spectrum of autism and appeared to have absolutely no interest in anyone other than themselves and their obsessions--now call me up to see if I have time to sip and chat.
So as I sit and sip my adult brew, and look far off into myself, I feel as though I am mostly grown-up. I see a bit of my mom in me, and that's beautiful!
Hugs, smiles, and love!!
Autism Answers with Tsara Shelton (Facebook)
|Me, my sister, my mom & my dad.|
Together, sipping coffee, and smiling!
This piece appears in my book, Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself: A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up, along with many more stories of forever discovering who I am while exploring my relationships with the people I'm surrounded by. I invite you to read the book while sipping coffee with the people you're surrounded by! It's totally a coffee and conversation kind of book. Hugs! ~Tsara