I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around some things going around in our community lately. I've intentionally tried to keep my mouth shut and head low. I've been struggling with so much else I've not had the intestinal fortitude to articulate how I feel on some things and quite honestly I'm still wrapping my brain around what so many people have said.
There has been a lot said about hating Autism and how that implies a whole host of other things. It's no surprise here that I have a love affair with foul language. Sometimes nothing is better than a good old fashioned bad word. But there is one word we simply do not use in our house---and it's the word HATE. We banned it early on because for me it's a word that's so powerful, so visceral, so...I don't know. It brings whatever you are saying up a notch and once said, it puts you on the brink of no return.
But that's just me. That's what we do at our house. It may not be what you do at your house and that's your right. Your right to use your words as you see fit.
I cannot, and will not, condemn someone else for using their words differently than me. They have a different story. Sometimes a very different story and I truly can see how they have come to the conclusions they have. I wonder how they do it. I wonder how they survive and I am in awe of them for their unconditional love of their child. They have a right to how they feel and what they say. And I admire them for it. I will not judge. How can I? It's not my place.
Nor is it anybody elses.
I am the mom of a boy who has Autism. That is all I know.
PS---Blogger's not playing nice and not letting some people leave comments or letting me leave tracks at other blogs. Feel free to hate that too!