Raw.

Those are the perfect imprints of my child’s teeth on his hand.

This was the result of him feeling frustrated about not knowing what was next in the morning routine.
This is why I will not be quiet and smile and say that autism is a blessing.
This is why I say that I would be first in line if they ever found a way to rid my child of his autism.
He is not his autism.
Autism makes him hurt himself.
No mother should have to see their child in this sort of pain.
No child should feel so lost and out of control and unable to communicate that they succumb to this.

As of tomorrow, Autism Awareness Month is over.
But for families like ours it’s just on repeat every month of the year.
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Heather Nelson

About Heather Nelson

Heather resides in Rockland where she is busy juggling life as a newlywed, a mom to two boys (one of which who has autism), a part time job in direct sales, and a full-time job as a pediatric occupational therapy assistant. She has a love for live music, karaoke, and cheering on the underdogs.