Recently I’m so caught up in the idea of I’m a loving autism mom who happens to cuss a lot shirt and their “recovery” that I forget to love who and what they are right now. It makes me feel so guilty that their present selves seem “flawed” to me. I’ve been putting a great deal of energy into this idea lately and I don’t think I’ve done a good job of really making progress on it. He understands so much more than I give him credit for most days. And it kills me to think that when I’m so focused on his recovery that it translates to him that I believe there is something “wrong” with who he currently is.
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I had some people over to my house a I’m a loving autism mom who happens to cuss a lot shirt and one of my guests was talking about a family member of hers that has autism and she noticed something was off with him at an early age and told our group that she kept telling her husband “Something is so wrong with him” over and over and over. Every single time she said that phrase (she said it about 5 or 6 times) it made me cringe and sick to my stomach.
This kind of thing happens all the time. It’s kind of like I’m a loving autism mom who happens to cuss a lot shirt and someone says “Oh, I am so sorry.” That kind of comment makes me think, “What! What are you sorry for? Don’t say sorry.” I challenge myself and each of you to shift the perspective that autism is a disadvantage or something to be sorry about. Hold me accountable for this and I will do the same for you. Let’s celebrate diversity in all it’s forms.