Dear Autism by Meredith Myers – Letters Series

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


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  1. Feyh Sayan April 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    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!

    • Meredith (Bird) April 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      thank you darling Feyh for your continual support and kind words 🙂

  2. Xavier April 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Inspiring, thank you!

    • Meredith (Bird) April 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      thanks for stopping by!

  3. Leah Kelley April 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    This is stunningly beautiful and moving…
    Thank you

    • Meredith (Bird) April 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      thank you dear Leah!! 🙂 🙂 you are awesome

  4. Lori April 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    You expressed into words my exact thoughts and feelings about Autism – thank you!

    • Meredith (Bird) April 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad that I can lend a voice, thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  5. Greg April 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    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

  6. Meredith (Bird) April 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    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 🙂

  7. Sara @ Embracing Destiny May 15, 2012 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Great letter! Your positive attitude is inspiring. Good job on embracing the journey with your kids!

  8. Nola May 17, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    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. 🙂

    • Meredith (Bird) May 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      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. 🙂

  9. Meredith (Bird) May 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you Sara for you kind words, 🙂 🙂 they are a blessing

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