We all believe our children are special don’t we? Every child has their own unique quirks, talents and little individual ways of doing things.
My son is Autistic. To me this is what makes him who he is. I would never want to take it away from him.
What I would want to take away is the anxiety, the desperate desire to make himself heard when he isn’t always able to and most of all I’d want to take away other peoples ignorance.
This is the most hurtful thing to have to deal with. You get used to the looks or stares when he’s having a particularly difficult moment, but the ignorance gets to you when it’s people close, people that perhaps I expected would want to understand.
So, back to my special boy. He’s my life, my everything. If anyone wants to know more, understand his quirks or simply is intrigued to know more about autism I’m more than happy to share with you what I’ve learnt.
Please ask, I’d love to share …
Lovely words Jane. Lauren. Xx