You have everything you need if you just BELIEVE -Polar Express
In a week this little guy and his twin brother will be turning 11! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown and what a journey we’ve been on together.
I remember like it was yesterday when our lives seem to turn upside down when we learned Collin was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Then without skipping a beat the flow of worries, wonders, and what if’s flooded our minds.
Our calendars filled up quickly with doctor appointments, therapies, and specialist appointments.
Too many things to remember.
In the beginning, I was chasing away Autism. I didn’t want it apart of our lives.
I read everything I could on Autism believing if I just tried this program or spend thousands of dollars to see this “special doctor” or possibly maybe this concoction of supplements would just make it better.
I learned quickly that Autism wasn’t going away.
There were many dark days, sleepless nights, countless meltdowns, and the constant feeling of hopelessness.
That feeling deep down you don’t think you can fight the fight anymore.
But then I stopped.
I learned to embrace everything about Collin and Autism.
I began to advocate for him and discovered his amazing world.
I’ve learned so much from Collin in the past 9 years (diagnosed at 2). He truly has made me a better parent.
At one point I was scared of the future for Collin, but now I can say I’m excited to see what the future holds for him.
For the past 10 months, the child I thought I would lose during COVID lockdown actually blossomed! I’m certainly not saying it was easy we definitely had some major bumps in the road but he was able to recover and move forward.
I will always continue to believe in you because anything is possible for you
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