August 28, 2011

Watch this. Now.

So moving.

I really feel like I can identify with this fathers message.
Word for word.
This may be his story, about his daughter... 
but in a way it is my story too, 
and every one who has an Autistic child.

I find it so perplexing, with how common it is these days... that it still feels so isolating.
Maybe because each child on the spectrum is so different, every parent feels like they have it harder.
I don't know.
I sometimes feel so alone in the struggle, like no one understands how hard it is, for me... and especially for Harry.  BUT there are so many parents (just like Lou in the video above) who feel the exact same way.  It is comforting to know I am not alone, not that I ever really thought I was, but it is nice to know there are other people out there who feel the way I do.
It doesn't make the day to day things easier, but it helps.

I am thankful for the tremendous family support I have, and understanding from my friends.



Schlesinger Family said...

so powerful.

Hoku said...

Very moving and eye opening. I hope you're able to find a forum or group with similar experiences so that you can all support and buoy one another up through the "bumps in the road." We wish you the best and are so thankful for both your example and your friendship.

Becca said...

Beautiful video.

And please always know, I'm just a text message, phone call, email, or facebook post away!

Love you

Rachael said...

I watched this video probably 10x's and cried my eyes out. My favorite card he puts up is "describing your childs limitations". I have blog post I am typing up about Gavin's first few weeks in first grade and how describing limitations has been our entire life lately.
I want you to know I am always here for you. The early days of Autism suck the most. Finding your new normal is an uphill battle. So if you ever need anyone to just listen I am always here.