Monday, January 6, 2014

I See Your True Colors

It wasn't that many years ago that I had an extremely basic understanding of what Autism Spectrum Disorder was. Since my son has come into my life, I have been able to not only understand, but appreciate all the ways his ASD shapes and colors his life.

Each child has their own personalities and qualities that makes them uniquely them. These are the characteristics that color their life. These are the traits which the struggles and difficulties can make shine.

As difficult as some days can be, I try to look at my son's true colors. I look at the different attributes which color his life. These are the things I love about him. I tell him daily not only that I love him, but what it is about him that I love. I point out his attention to detail, the way he plays with his model planets like other kids play with GI Joes and his silly attempts to make up his own jokes.

I see his true colors, and that's why I love him.

Rachel H's son is laying on top of one of her arms, making it particularly difficult to type this morning.

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