♥️My Precious Child♥️

My Child With ASD❤️

❤️To My Precious Child❤️

➡️With ASD⬅️

 

I feel the COURAGE in your HEART,

I see how HARD you TRY.

This WORLD is oh so CHALLENGING,

Please baby, DON'T you CRY.

 

I know how HARD it is for YOU,

But LOOK  👀 how FAR you've come.

Just TAKE MY HAND, I'll be your VOICE,

I'll ALWAYS understand.

 

My PRECIOUS child with ASD,

You must ALWAYS BELIEVE. 

That NO MATTER how HARD THINGS can be,

There IS NOTHING you CAN'T ACHIEVE.

 

And when you do ACHIEVE your GOALS,

You'll TURN AROUND & SEE.

That I am STILL BESIDE YOU,

FOREVER you & me.

 

So REACH for the STARS and don't you FEAR,

I'll HELP you all the way.

For I LOVE YOU with all my HEART,

Each and EVERYDAY!

 

💟 Love Mommy 

My Dear Mommy❤️

💕To My Dear Mommy💕

 

You spoke for me, when I could not speak. You somehow always knew, what I needed & when I needed it. When you didn't know, you always seemed to figure it out. You NEVER EVER gave up on me & you STOOD by my side faithfully every single day of my life! 

 

1️⃣You guided me,

2️⃣You supported me & my interests

3️⃣You helped me,

4️⃣You loved me,

5️⃣You accepted me no matter what others thought of me,

6️⃣You stuck up for me,

7️⃣You defended me,

8️⃣You protected me,

9️⃣You helped others to understand me better,

🔟You never lost hope & always had faith,

 

You see mommy, you are my best TEACHER. 

I watch you everyday, I watch quietly while you interact with others advocating for me. 

I listened to you, when you spoke. 

I watch you everyday mommy, always try to do what's best for me. 

 

Now it's time, I NEED you to let me go. I am BECOMING an adult, this is what you fought so hard for, for all these years. 

 

I LOVE YOU❤️ and will still NEED your SUPPORT. I WILL mess up, & sometimes I will make the WRONG decisions but that is all a part of growing up & finding my OWN identity. 

 

I NEED you to KEEP FAITH in me & STAND BEHIND me. You see mommy, you ARE a part of me & with me always!❤️

 

💟 Love, Your Dear Child

 

 

My Darling Child💟

My DARLING child,

You have taught me,

To LOOK at the WORLD differently.

You have taught me,

To GROW as a PERSON.

To be more PATIENT,

More UNDERSTANDING,

And less JUDGEMENTAL.

You have taught me,

To BELIEVE ANYTHING is possible.

Most of all,

You have taught me,

How to be me.

TO BE the PERSON,

I am MEANT TO BE.

THANK-YOU my child,

♥️My TEACHER,

♥️My HERO,

♥️My WORLD

♥️My DAUGHTER

♥️My EVERYTHING!

 

💟 Love Mommy

I Am That Mom

I am ⚠️THAT MOM⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who speaks up before, during, & after all the IEP school meetings⚠️ 

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who demands that her IEP outlined be followed⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who questions everything⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who loses sleep over all her needs that may/may not be met⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who cries over her skills lost⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who gives a voice to her child when she doesn't have one⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who has experienced highs she's never dreamed of and/or lows she would never wish on anyone⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who sometimes dreads adulthood instead of looking forward to it⚠️

 

⚠️the 1️⃣ who will never give up advocating for my child⚠️

 

I am ⚠️THAT MOM⚠️ & DAMN PROUD OF IT‼️

 

⚠️I'm an autistic mother⚠️

 

 

 

What They Said ....

A piece of my ❤️ belongs to an amazing kid with autism

🔸They said she wouldn't....

🔹But SHE DID!!!

 

🔸They said she couldn't ....

🔹But SHE CAN!!!

 

🔸They said she won't ...

🔹But SHE WILL!!!

 

 

At first I was scared & I cried

And than I looked around.

She was still my child

I was still her mother.

Autism they said.

Everything seem different

But nothing really changed.

She was still my child 

I was still her mom.

Now I no longer cry.

I am an autism strong mom

 

 

 

 

AUTISM

⏺Autism⏺

 

I wish I could give you my pain,

Just for one moment. 

Not to hurt you, 

but to make you understand 

how hard it is for me to live in your world.

 

Maybe I can't stop the downpour, 💦💧💦

but I will always join you for a walk in the rain🌧🌧

 

🔅I think the hardest part of having a child with a delay of any kind is the fight.

1️⃣The fight for services. 

2️⃣The fight for people to understand who your child is and what they need. 

3️⃣The fight for knowledge because knowledge is power. 

4️⃣And the quiet fight you have within yourself wondering if you've left no stone unturned. 🔅

What I do ...

🔹 I cry when no one looks

▪️ I feel lonely with people there

🔹 I hear the comments 

▪️I feel the stares 

🔹But NO ONE seems to care 

▪️I HAVE to stay strong 

🔹I CAN'T give up 

▪️I NEED to keep my head held up 

🔹This journey WON'T be easy 

▪️I know it won't be

🔹But my CHILD'S needs 

▪️is what matters to me 

 

My Youngest Child💟

Once you accept that your sibling will be different, not better or worse, just different. That's the first step!

💕To My Youngest Child💕

 

You're not perfect, I know. 

You struggle with all of this, 

even though you hide it. 

If there's one thing I fear, 

it's that you bury it all too well. 

Many in your situation might grow up to resent their childhood and their parents for not seeing them. 

And while I wish there was some way to ensure this won't happen

I can at least tell you this;

We do see you. 

We see how you buckle your sisters seatbelt in the car when she's struggling to get it done up. 

We see you tickle her and chase her and laugh with her.

We watch you lead her by her hand in a noisy crowd of kids or grow ups. 

When she pulls away from you, 

you call her back with care and patience in your voice. 

You read to her, 

play with her, 

and you cuddle her everyday. 

You teach her! 

 

You teach us too.

In This House ....

😄 In our house😁

In this house ... 

We do A❤️U❤️T❤️I❤️S❤️M  .... 

We do MELTDOWNS⚠️

We do TEARS⚠️

We do AVOIDANCE⚠️

We do FRUSTRATIONS⚠️

We WORRY ⚠️

We STRESS⚠️

We HOPE for a BETTER day⚠️

We PERSEVERE ⚠️

And we PRAY⚠️

Because....

In this house.....

We DON'T go down ⚠️

WITHOUT a fight!⚠️

 

 

If all you see is autism....

⚠️My child is MORE than what shows on the outside⚠️

If all you see is autism, autism , autism 

 

You will miss:

 ❤️LOVING 

❤️SMART 

❤️FUNNY

❤️SWEET

❤️INSIGHTFUL

❤️UNCONDITIONAL

❤️EMPATHETIC

❤️UNIQUELY

❤️OBSERVANT

❤️EVER SO INTELLIGENT

❤️TALENTED

❤️IMPECCABLE

❤️ & SOMEONE CAPABLE OF CREATING EXTRAORDINARY CHANGE‼️

➖ You may ➖

Photo - Soccer July 2017

You may look at my daughter 

and see a child with autism. 

Or you may look at my daughter 

and think she doesn't look autistic at all.

But when I look at her 

all I see is her bright toothy smile

her infectious giggle

 and the long locks of hair that she hides behind when she talks to people

I see my daughter. (Who also happens to be autistic).❤️