POST 200: RENEWING MY COMMITMENT TO THE PROCESS OF CURE
The only positive thing about being away from home is that it gives an opportunity for self-reflection. There have been a few things going on in my life that are prompting me to take a hard look at myself. And I can’t say that I like everything that I see. I’ve got some things to work on.
But there are things I’m doing right. I certainly try to do right by my children. I love all three, and I can’t say that any of them is more important to me than the others. That being said, though, there can be no denying that the Little Rankster probably takes up a lot more of my thoughts and efforts than do the older two.
In looking at my life of late, one thing has come through with amazing clarity: how much the Little Rankster means to me, and just how much richer my life is because he’s a part of it. I simply cannot imagine a life without him. And that’s why I feel I need to do everything I can to alleviate the negative aspects of the ASD he has.
I used to have on-line chats with friends from the neurodiversity movement. Eventually, those discussions fell by the wayside. Most of them could never quite grasp the fact that I absolutely accept my son the way he is. What I do not accept is the inevitability of obstacles that keep him from using the gifts that are inside of him.