As the day wore on and I was incredibly lazy for the most part of the day, I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have anything to write about today! Just as I was stressing about the impending hurricane screwing up my vacation this weekend, and I was making back up plans with distaste, I got an email that brightened my day.
I got an email from Sarah from Accepting and Embracing Autism that I am the feature blog this week on Autism Awareness Wednesday Blog Hop for my Awareness, Acceptance post. I couldn’t be happier about that! But maybe for a different reason than expected. I would normally be thrilled to have more people view my blog and I achieve higher page views. This is a little different. It hits closer to home to me. This feature means more people will read about Asperger’s Syndrome and learn more about this form of autism. The reason I wrote that post to begin with was to spread awareness about the disorder that affects my son’s life every day. With awareness, I can expect understanding to grow. Understanding is what will change the lives of those affected by autism. I love some of the Aspergian traits of my son, but the social difficulties and frustrations he experiences would be much easier on him if he had more compassion and consideration from all of those around him.
If I could have picked any post from my 62 days of blogging, Awareness, Acceptance is the one I would have chosen over any other one. And it simply because I want my son’s life to be better. Plain and simple. I know that I should be concerned with the bigger autism picture, but the more I put information out there for him, the more other’s may benefit from it as well. I know my blog states that I’m looking for my smile and that’s true. However, I’m hoping that I will find my son’s smile, help another mom who might be feeling the same as me find their smile, and help other families affected by autism find smiles and appreciation! If I can accomplish any of this with blog, it’ll all be worth it by miles and miles. Every time some one reads my Awareness, Acceptance post, I smile. That’s one my person closer to understanding and that’s a good reason to light up inside.