This is touching....
May 12, 2007 10:57pm CST
and especially true of us mothers of special needs children. I recieved this today from US Autism and Aspergers Association, Inc. I just had to share it with all of my friends here on mylot. Hope you enjoy it as I did! :) What is an AutisMom? Once there was a little girl named Wendy. She dreamed of all the things that she could be. First she wanted to be a nurse...She would care for the sick with gentleness, patience, and love. Then she wanted to be teacher...She would teach children and help them have a chance for success. In highschool, she thought that being a religious minister would allow her to provide comfort, care, and spiritual sustenence. Finally she wanted to be a doctor...She would unravel all of the mysteries of what made people sick and how to cure them. Wendy got married, and she became a mom. Her little boy flourished and learnedwithease, his futurewasbright andWendy was delighted. But his abilities seemed to change, and he seemed to become ill. Wendy's little boy was diagnosed with Autism. Wendy was scared, so she asked the angels, "Who can help my little boy?" and the Angels said, "You can help him, you will be everything that you always wanted to be." "Butangels," said Wendy, "I am scared that my child will not be all that I'd hoped he could be." "He isn't right now," replied the angels, "But he is all of the things that you can help him to become. ~ANONYMOUS~ So, what do you think of this?
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13 May 07
That is SO beautiful, it made me cry a little! It is true, when your child is as extra-special as ours you loose sight of your dreams and feel that you have become "just a mum". If only "just a mum" were ever simple, let alone with the extra things special mums deal with daily. Since Bong was born, I have gradually accepted that my life may never have the freedom it once did and that choose what the frustrations all I really want is for my little boys to be happy. Bong wants to be a Dr and Roo wants to be a vet, I hope the world pans out for my boys, maybe that is the job of a mum to help our little angels get their dreams.
14 May 07
I believe that is a big part of our job! I don't know what my son wants to be as he does not have the vocabulary to express it as yet but I'm like you, I just want him to be happy in life! :) Thanks for your response. It is great to hear from you my friend!! I hope all is going well for you these days!
13 May 07
Thank you Grandpa Bob as always!! :+) I recieved it through an E-Mail From the US Autism and Aspergers Association. Hope your grandson is progressing as my son is... When I read this in my E-Mail, I just had to share it what with Mother's Day and all... I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
14 Jul 07
I am so glad that I managed to find this post heavenschild - it really is so beautiful and so true! Loving your children is easy , doing the best for them is less os and I wish that more professionals would realise that we mothers really do know our children best! My son and daughter both had wonderful vocabularies very quickly but had speech problems and found it hard to make themselves understood! With the help of speech therapy they both improved dramatically but my daughter had to work harder with more things! We haven't had a diagnosis but she has had to overcome many physical difficulties - she had to have input from physical and occupational therapies but has now been discharged from both as she has worked so hard! I was told that she would have had far more difficulties if she had not been so bright and thought 'outside of the box'. Our children can all realise their dreams sweetheart but they need our help, support and encouragement and I KNOW that you give all that and more to your son! xxx
15 Jul 07
Thanks so much mummymo! Us "special" moms have to stick together and I know we can overcome all of our obstacls with the help of the Lord! Our children are worth it all!! I wouldn't trade my boy for ten normal children...what is normal anyway? xxx
15 Jul 07
You took the words right out of my mouth - there is no such thing as a normal child! Your son has obstacles to overcome but with your love and support I am sure he will overcome every obstacle that stands in his way! And yes God helps us all when we need it most! I will be keeping you in my heart and prayers sweetheart! xxx
16 Mar 09
That's so touching Heavenschild! and so true, as a parent myself I think that we are the one who can help our children become someone someday or all the things we dreamed for them to be. It's so true, with Faith, Love and Patience, we can do that, especially for special children. And thank you for still remembering me my friend. You made me so happy. And keep on posting so many nice topics. Sorry if I can't be online much ha. But I will drop by once in a while. Always take care! More blessings to you and your family! (^^,)
20 Mar 09
Thanks so much for dropping by my topic from two years ago... Makes me wish we could give more than one best response I would most definitely give it to you for this one as you made my day!!! Sorry it took me a week to get back to you here but I have been away on a mini vacation to my parents and am back now and wanted to make sure I came back to you here! Thanks so much for the boost of encouragement as I have not been posting many topics since the New Year...Just haven't been into it much as so many of my good friends are no longer here.... Perhaps I may just start up again soon ~Heavens~
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20 Feb 09
This is wonderful!!!! Yeah, even after two years. Thank you so much. I came across it when I was looking to see if there is a special needs category. I have one Autistic child and one with global delays as well as some health issues. I'm thinking we need an interest that covers our very special children.
20 Feb 09
There actually is an Autism Category but no one responds when you post it under that so I try to find other categories that will hopefully be read by more people! I'm glad you came across this! Feel free to go to my profile and check out other things I have posted about my son and Autism etc over the last three years. Come by and chat any time...I don't care how old my topic is! I'm always there for a fellow parent in need!! HUGS ~Heavens~
22 May 07
This posting confirms that mothers are the best for their children. Although they may need professional help and a lot support a mother's love and knowledge of her child cannot be replaced. And of course this story is brilliant in demolishing Bruno Bettleheims theroy that autism is caused by ''cold'' mothers. If only the mothers who were confronted with that theory would have had this story to encourage them.
15 May 07
This is very moving, and a wonderful reminder to 'all' moms of special needs children, that they can still fulfill all of 'their' dreams by guiding these beautiful children. These kids all need and deserve to have the best possible life. Thanks for sharing this.:)
15 May 07
That is so true Mom!! Every child deserves to be happy and fullfilled and that is my goal for my boy...Whatever I can do to help him reach his potential and his dreams, I will :) I want him to be happy in life and that will bring me happiness!! I thank you for your encouraging words and your response my friend! You are more than welcome for the topic...I recieved this in my E-Mail and when I read it I just had to share it!! :)