I saw this going by on Facebook and I thought wow, I've got to share that out.
Being the parent of a child with Autism can cause some serious social issues, and I'm not talking about the child's social abilities. I'm talking about ours!
It takes a special person to understand the parent of a special needs child.
I can't tell you how many times I have forgotten things having to do with other people because I am so busy dealing with meltdowns and therapy and bizarre fixations and routines, and and and...
I mean just a couple weeks ago I got an invitation to something really cool that I totally planned to be at, but the day came and went and it wasn't until I saw pictures on Facebook that I realized I had completely forgotten the event.
And let me tell you, I felt like crap over it.
But that morning I had to take the kids to therapy, I had to deal with routine issues, I had to calm a child who wasn't handling the world well because there was "too much noise" even though nothing was on anywhere.
Yeah, it was that kind of a day and I forgot.
I'm sorry for being a lousy friend.
The God of Endurance and Encouragement
1 week ago