Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Son Has Autism

JR says he knew it in his heart anyway, and obviously we were well aware of his developmental delay and that he needs special support, but I wasn't prepared for my own emotional reaction to the diagnosis. :( My little guy needs SUPER-parents, and we're just regular, figuring it out as we go, struggling ourselves parents - and I'm worried that might not be enough for him. I know that our love for Christopher will drive us to do the very best we can, but we're the first to admit that we are already struggling with the basics, where do we find the strength to do even better? And can we do more/better for Christopher without affecting our ability to also do our very best for Phoebe? I know what happens at work when my plate gets too full - things start falling off the edges - and that's just not an option when the plate is full of my children's well-being.

1 comment:

  1. You'll be fine - it will all work out. There are great resources in NoVa for all our special needs kids - including autism. You're not alone. You're going to have a great adventure in life & meet fantastic people & you'll all grow in the most amazing ways - ways you never dreamt/thought before. And, yes, you'll have some whopper days that may leave you in tears, but you'll make it through. GO TEAM FULLER!