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Did You Miss Me?

Published on 3/8/2013
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Hi there everyone. Did you miss me? I know it has a very long time since I have written a blog. At least it feels that way. I do see that you all have still been stopping by for a visit. I am sorry to say I haven't been here to do the same. I will make it up to you soon. I like to show the same support that is shown to me.

I have been very busy and have had alot of mental hangups and had the choice between being on here or taking my ME time. With lots going on I have needed more ME time. It is 7am now and I figure I should write this blog now instead of going back to sleep. It will make me feel better to know that I have something new here for you to read.

You could really go back and see what other blogs I have and my videos to are very entertaining. They are not all about business. I don't like to be all about business. I like to write about and show things about me.

As some of you know I have a 12 year old with Autism that can't speak and although I hate to repeat it I do have to for first time readers. I don't ever like to use this as a attention getter. I never ask for special attention. I don't even like parking in a handicap parking spot. But it is quite neccessary to do it when it is possible because my boy is considered an extreme flight risk.

When we go to amusement parks we try to get the pass where we don't have to stand in line. I really hate this to but it is important that he is not standing some where to long. Strangers lives depend on it. One time while waiting in line he got up and slapped a lady in the side.

Another time he pinched a girl standing with her boyfriend. At a grocery store he ran out of line and ran up to a guy that was just pushing his cart down the isle and pinched him really hard. He looked at me and I said sorry he has autism and when I tried to expain more he put his hand up and said no need to explain anymore and walked off. So far I have been lucky with very understanding people.

At home it's another story. I do not have the same understanding and support that I do from strangers. My family thinks that he knows everything that he is doing and can understand everything. While he is very smart. Maybe smarter than you or I. He still has the mind of a two year old or younger. His reaction time is also very delayed. If he does understand what you are asking for it could take him up to 5 minutes to comply.

He can sometimes do what you want in the same second but there are other times that you find yourself asking 100 times for him to just put on his clothes. Things take longer to get ready for. He is very smart and can use a computer like a genius.

One day living with my family in particular I just wanted to move out so bad. I decided to someday leave because I can't live with people that don't understand Autism. What's worse is they gave me a book from someone at work called, "Winning the Odds at Autism". First off I think they should be reading the book not I. I have read lots of books been to many meetings and actually well live it everyday. As I read this book it makes me anger because the person that wrote this book has lots of family support.

I wouldn't be so upset if I didn't live here with my family. I was always used to knowing I couldn't count on any of them for help. But then one day I thought it would all change when my mom asked us if we wanted to come live with them. They said it would be great for us because they could give me more support since I would be right there with them. She said maybe I could go back to work since it can't be that hard to get my kids off the bus and watch them for a couple hours till I get home. Me and my husband would get to go out more alone. It all sounded so good. I would also be able to help her with my grandmother.

A year and a half later I am waiting for the support I was told I would get. I am not working and I have only gone out with my husband once. The only other time I get to go out without having to take my son is when I am running errands for my mom. I am more of a hermit now and prefer not to leave the house. I guess I just got used to it. Having to lock the family in the house to keep us safe for many many years has taken a toll on me. I am more comfortable now sitting in my home.

Well enough for today. It is now 7:30am. Time to get Parker ready for school. Thanks for reading my story and thanks again for all your support.
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