But dammit if it's not the mantra to this autism mom. We started this journey when my kiddo was about 22 months old. He's 8 now. It that time, we've have gotten A LOT of advice. Believe it or not, some of it was actually helpful! (except that early walker, late talker bs. From his doctor no less. Geez let's just blow up that already for the nonsense that it is).
Yesterday I was asked to share a day of my life as a autism parent by a local radio station. (read it here if you are curious. Hell yeah I'm pimping this out. It was beyond cool to do it! http://943thepoint.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-autism-parent). An amazing thing happened. Perfect strangers contacted me and thanked me for it. Another parent just sent me an email asking me where we take our kid to therapy. If the school gives us trouble for services etc. And here I am passing on what I know.
I've become the Circle of Life y'all!! Cue the music!!! I can't pick up my kid over my head. He's way to heavy now. But you know what I mean.
And then these awesome friends I have started sharing it on their Facebook pages and their friends started giving it props. Then it got shared again! I can't even begin to describe how incredible that felt. It was amazing.
So whatever you do, pay it forward. Trust me, what comes back to you makes you feel so uplifted and kind of like a rock star.