April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. I'm sure you've seen a LOT of pictures popping up on Facebook and there were a lot of people wearing blue today. I love that there are so many who are trying to get the information out. 1 in 68 children now have autism. If people don't know someone who has autism, they will in the future.
I do think it's important to spread awareness about autism - but I think it's also important to spread acceptance.
Acceptance for a different way of looking at the world.
Our nine-year-old son has autism.
Is it hard sometimes? Absolutely. But I wouldn't change our son for the world. He has a completely different outlook on life than most of us have. I really would give almost anything to be able to see the world through his eyes.
Our son tells it like it is, he's trusting, and he doesn't lie. He sees things very much in black and white. He has a photographic memory and crazy problem solving skills. He is protective of his little sister, yet not afraid to let her know when he needs some space.
There are so many things that I admire about him. He works hard every day to communicate with us, has to fight for things we take for granted, but he never gives up.
He challenges and inspires me in ways I never could have imagined.
I'm truly blessed to call him my son!