Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Autism Gratitude Project 2012 Day 4

Autism Gratitude Project 2012 Day 4  

I am grateful that my perspective has been altered by autism. Material possessions are nothing to me anymore. Whilst financial security would be lovely I'm sure, it pales in comparison to emotional security. Our savings are gone, our possessions are few and our life is stripped back bare. Underneath all of that I found purpose, perspective and most of all love. My boys do not understand nor do they care that the roof under which they live is rented. Most important to them is that it's our home and in that home is me. I was here for every word, every step, every difficult moment of frustration, every night terror, every developmental assessment, every meltdown, every therapy, every milestone, every success whether big or small, everything. My choices may not be for everyone but they were definitely the best ones for me. I am grateful I made THOSE choices early on to forget the "stuff" and focus on the future as the future is very bright for my boys with me on their side!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chantelle.....You have a really good blog.I have a lot of the same views as you do..This is a great article...I also have a blog on my journey with my teenage son, feel free to drop by and have a read .
    Thank you for sharing....