Breaking The Silence of Autism

Maybe we aren’t so different.

A friend sent me a message on Facebook today. She had some information she thought we might be able to use. I was touched by the gesture but what really hit was what she said later. I’ll share that in a minute.

I have said many times that I wish people understood what it was like to be in our shoes. She responded to that honestly by saying, ” I cant say that I understand completely except from one parent to another your happy when they are happy, you laugh when they laugh, you cry when they cry because you love them so much. ”

That statement really hit me. If more people felt that way then maybe we could bridge the gap. Maybe we wouldn’t have to feel so isolated. People wouldn’t have to walk in our shoes to show or feel compassion for our children. They would just understand on a basic human level. Our kids are hurting so we hurt. On that level who couldn’t relate? Clearly we have different challenges but we all love and support our kids. We all hurt when our children hurt. Maybe we aren’t so different after all.

LT

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One response

  1. Siobhan O'Shea

    Hi there,

    I have 3 kids with autism and my 4th will be assessed shortly and I’m certain of a diagnosis

    I was hoping you’d allow me to post this bold to my Facebook page so that people might think a little about the struggle we go through daily.

    If not there’s no problem at all.

    Many thanks,
    Siobhan

    April 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm

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