Hello. I came across your blog on facebook; a friend of mine that has a son with Autism posted and I read it. Then read some more and cried. I do not have a child with a disability but I know LOTS who do. I never really understood what a parent of a child with Autism goes through. I judged. I thought oh my God just ignore that or how can he be scared of a disney movie or why can’t you control him …..etc etc reading your blog gave me a lot of insight on what a parent really faces that has a child on the spectrum. thank you. I now have some understanding, as I can never fully really understand not going through it first hand.
~ a comment on Diary’s ‘about’ page
To those who ask why we tell our stories, this is one of so many reasons why.
To this new reader, thank you.
Thank you for clicking, for reading, for sticking around. For caring enough to face a hard truth and to let compassion lead your heart to acceptance.
For all of our precious children, I am grateful.
ed note: There’s been a LOT of news in the last twenty-four hours surrounding my letter to the President asking him to light the White House blue on April 2nd in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. I was told last night that the letter had already made its way into the hands of the administration. In fact, it landed with the gentleman to whom President Obama had alluded in the video that I referenced in the letter. (And not for nuthin’, but how’s that for a sentence?) Today, it will travel there by other means (Thank you, Cole, from the bottom of my heart!), and hopefully will ultimately find itself in the hands of its intended addressee.
Please continue to share the link and to encourage friends and family to leave comments on the letter. I believe we can do this, my friends.
I will say it again and again – Awareness is not the goal, but the means by which we will achieve it.
Thank you all for your incredible support, your generous and heartfelt comments and your faith that together we can make a better world for our children. Onward.