If you have been living under a rock this month it’s hard to not hear about April being National Autism Awareness Month.
I confess that I have been hiding my #AutismMom flag under my couch cushions and dirty laundry pile for far too long. I have only shared that my son is on the autism spectrum one other time on my blog.
It’s a subject I feel I have all the wrong words to describe.
As someone who has an online platform I feel disappointed that I don’t waive my special needs flag a little higher and a little prouder.
But I choose not to.
And here is why.
I decided to create a video sharing my own story on why I feel I am not an #AutismMom.
Why I am not worthy of waiving the flag. Or rocking the puzzle piece bumper sticker.
This is something that has been on my heart to blog about for a long time. I know I don’t have the right words to say and I feel completely ill-equipped to talk about the ins and outs of parenting with Autism.
Please know that this video is not meant to offend anyone and is just my heartfelt way of sharing my journey with my amazing son who also happens to be on the Autism spectrum.
I am just a mom, trying to do my best, and hopefully sharing my struggle with you helps someone out there who feels the same way I do.
Plus, if this video gets a million hate comments I am totally blaming the Holy Spirit. He made me do it.
Jesus, I pray you provide me a shield to protect me after this video goes live.
And if you could make all of the haters front teeth fall out in the process that would really do me a solid.
Autism Moms… My hats are off to you, where ever your family is on the spectrum.