Dear Autism by Meredith Myers – Letters Series

Dear Autism by Meredith Myers - Letters Series

So, hey, what’s up?

I’m not gonna lie, your arrival here was kind of a blow to the gut. It took me a while to truly come to the realization that you were here and weren’t going to go away anytime soon.

Because of you, I have missed out on things like hearing my children say, “Mommy, I Love You”. But I’m not going to hold it against you! It’s not your fault; you are a product of something much bigger than any of us can explain. I have come to realize that you might just be here for a truly amazing purpose and that all those things I thought I was missing out on, might have just been selfish things, having nothing to do with what I believe to be important experiences for my children.

So instead of being pissed at you, I’m going to take this opportunity to thank you.

I thank you for the enrichment you have brought to my life in the form of two amazing and beautifully kind souls. You have given my children a wonderfully different outlook on life, that us in our hustle and bustle lives have forgotten about and need to remember is there. The beauty in the little things that you have helped my children to appreciate, I too can now see.

You have given me strength to step outside of the box that we all have created and believe that we should live in.

So it’s cool if you stick around, we don’t mind. 

Love, Bird


14 Responses to Dear Autism by Meredith Myers – Letters Series

  1. Pretty moving letter. It is true that we all forget how life should be. We just do our own way, forgetting what is important. If we all could be evolved a little like autism kids, or asperger, the world would be a better place to live on. Thank you bird for a great letter!

  2. Thank you so much for writing this. My wife and I separated just shortly before our son was diagnosed with autism. I have struggled to come to terms with the entirely different life my boy will grow up with than I had. I sometimes don’t know how to deal with it. But you are right, he has the kindest soul and is the most loving child a parent can ask for. He doesn’t live with me and my ex has been so good for him but is suffering herself at the expense of not having someone else there to help. We are friendly and hope to do nothing but the best for him…Keep up the good work and inspiring writing…Thank you

  3. thank you for stopping by Greg and sharing your kind words! I’m sorry to hear of your separation. I know its hard staying to the positive against adversity, I struggle at times myself, but keeping to it will bring you (and him) so much Joy. Good luck and blessings :)

  4. This is very eyeopening and your insight into what God’s gifts may look like, through your children, is both inspirational and unique. Sometimes God gives us gifts or places others with gifts into our lives, to help us grow and do His will in the big scheme of things. You have embraced what has been given to you and that is truly loving toward God. I encourage you to continue to search God’s will for your children, yourself, and for your husband (who I knew when he was a child and teen). And yes he too is truly a gifted blessing to you as well as you are to him I’m sure. :)

    • Thank you for your kind words Nola! Yes God has blessed me, my children are a gift and will teach me through Him more than I will ever teach them 😉 I know through life’s struggles we will prevail and have enormous soul growth. :)

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