Wednesday, December 24, 2014

You Are Not Alone

To the parents who feel a small portion of sadness this time of year, you are not alone.

To the parents who simply wish they could have a Christmas tree with ornaments on it, you are not alone. Our tree was decorated the first day and destroyed by the first night it was up.

To the parents who want to hear their child tell them what they want for Christmas, you are not alone. My body thirsts to hear those words from Trenton.

To the parents who want to put Christmas presents under the tree but can't due to their child's autism, you are not alone.

To the parents who crave to see their child get excited on Christmas morning because there are presents under the tree, you are not alone. I want so badly for my children to have that excited feeling on Christmas Eve like I had as a child.

To the parents who miss family Christmas celebrations because your child  can't handle the sensory overload, you are not alone.

To the parents who yearn for normalcy everyday of your life, you are not alone.

To the parents who feel an overwhelming feeling of sadness just by looking at happy Christmas celebrations on Facebook or T.V, you are not alone. My Christmas celebrations are spent controlling my child with severe autism. It takes every minute of the celebration so why even go when there isn't one drop of enjoyment?

To the parents who are too tired to even enjoy the few good moments of the holiday season that you might have but can't due to sleep deprivation, you are not alone.

You Are Not Alone




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