Afraid to reveal and even admit, my son Zachary has autism.
You see, I know how your stomach churns when you hear your child isn’t hitting the same milestones as other kids their age.
I know the sadness and even guilt of wanting to ignore the quirks and nuances that your child does, just so that you and your little one can seem “normal.”
And I know the frustration that can overshadow your life as you battle to devote every waking minute to your child.
But here is what I do know!
I know your child is au-mazing.
I know you can celebrate your little one’s unique quirks and enjoy every minute you spend together.
And I know that you can pursue your dreams and take care of you and your au-mazing child, ALL without feeling selfish.
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A Journey to Autism Acceptance
I got the official diagnosis that my son was “autistic” (on the autism spectrum). Even though, I suspected earlier, because I saw the signs with him. As a mama and as a professional in the field, I knew clearly what some of the signs looked like (constant spinning or twirling, lack of eye contact, deep fascination with one topic, delayed speech production). Honestly, I didn’t want it to be true. For years, I didn’t want to say the words “Zachary” and “Autism” in the same sentence, out loud….