It's been so long since I've had time to write. With the hubs being gone, I barely get a second to come up for air. The boys have been sick for the past month, I'm fighting a staph infection and we're all pretty much exhausted!
Today we went to a birthday party for some twin friends third birthday. The boys had a great time! We got out of there just before them meltdowns so it was perfect timing! The awesome LC came with us to help with the boys. I really don't think I could have done it without her. She is amazing with the boys, and they love her so much. She's one of the few people we trust with G&L. It's an added bonus that she teaches kids with Autism.
As World Autism Day is approaching (April 2nd)I've been seeing a ton of things online boycotting it saying it's not about finding a cure it's about acceptance. World Autism Day brings awareness which helps with acceptance. I've also read tons of blogs and posts from people saying it's not a disease so don't try to cure it. I've said this before and I'll say it again. I know many disagree with me but if I could take G&L's Autism away, I would in a heart beat. It kills me to see them struggle, to see friends with babies that are only one, passing milestones that we dream of them reaching some day. I look at it like this, G has epilepsy. He takes medicine to help reduce his seizures. If I could take his seizures away, I would in a heart beat. If I could take his Autism away I would in a heart beat. If I could take away L's SVT and Mastocytosis, would I? You bet! The same way I would want to take away his Autism. Why would any parent, or any human being for that matter, what to see a person, especially their child struggle to talk, communicate, walk, handle emotions, etc. I know I can't take their Autism away, but I pray that one day they can fully communicate, be independent and maybe even have a job. I have the same dreams for my children that any parent does. I shouldn't be ostracized for wanting my children to be nuerotypical! No parent says, "Gosh, I really hope my child has Autism!" Just because they have it, makes me no different. I want the best for my kids.
With all that being said, on April 2nd....LIGHT IT UP BLUE! Wear a blue shirt, put a blue light bulb on your front porch, heck...eat a blue cupcake! Autism is real, Inspire people, Educate people, Make people aware! This girl will be decked out in blue!