It has been nearly three months since I wrote here... Soon after my last post things just unraveled all around us and life needed my 100% undivided attention. To say that our lives have changed since Nathan started kindergarten is such an understatement that I don't even know where to start! In all of these changes I've had a shift in my view of being an autism family. I'm no longer about "awareness," I am about "acceptance." I don't want folks to feel pity for me, my family and my son. I want people to accept us for just the way we are and be OK with that. No pretenses, no tiptoeing, no walking on eggshells. We are what we are and it is what it is!
So, in weighing my options to: a) respect my son's privacy, and b) continue to be an active advocate in the autism community, I have come to a crossroads. Do I close down "Finding Peace in the Autism Puzzle"? Have I finally come to the place where I am at peace, I have accepted our lives and I'm ready to move on? Do you as my readers wish that I continue to share information about current research, current news and trends regarding autism and posting uplifting messages of hope, faith and peace?
I would like my readers to help me make this difficult decision. I am perfectly happy to continue to be a source of information for those who are interested, but one thing is for sure, I will no longer be sharing information about my family and our situation out of respect for my son.
So, please reply below and let me know your thoughts. I do this for my readers. I've found my peace, but, if you wish, I will continue to be here to help you find yours!