My post today is going to be something a bit different. I’m following the Blogging 101 course with WordPress and today’s assignment is to use the Daily Prompt to write a post. So, I’m taking a break from my normal style of post but still sticking with my blog topic. Are you following so far? 🙂
The Daily Prompt is ‘Reason To Believe’.
With this blog I really wanted to keep an upbeat tone in general and to showcase the ‘lighter’ side of autism but this particular prompt spoke to me right away on a deeper level. In this post I am going to write straight from my heart.
There is no getting away from the fact that having autism makes life somewhat more challenging than for the average NT (neurotypical) person. Nobody’s future is especially certain but for a child with autism the outlook is that bit more uncertain. It would be very easy for me as a mother to get weighed down by the worry about my son’s future, and in the past I have done exactly that.
As the years have gone by I have made a conscious choice and effort not to think too hard about the long term future for him. Of course I do think about his future and consider the possibilities and options, it would be foolish not to, but I try not to dwell on all the potential difficulties and barriers ahead. I have also learnt from experience that, in any case, predicting anything about him is a futile business!
I have reason to believe that my son’s future will turn out just fine.
I believe it because it helps me keep strong in the face of adversity.
And I believe it because my son amazes me over and over again.