Letter to my Autistic Child

My beautiful Autistic Child,

One day when you are older, you might come across stories on the internet. Stories about parents who hurt their children-  Autistic kids like you. 

You might see lots of parents saying they feel sorry for those parents.

You might see them saying things like – they can understand why they hurt those kids because they are Autistic and so hard to live with.

You might see them saying things like – any parent of an Autistic child could snap and hurt their child. But I want you to know something.

They are wrong.

You might be like those children. But I am not like their parents.

I will never be like them. I promise you this.

I wanted you before you were born, after you were born, and when you were diagnosed.

I still want you when you have tough days, when I have trouble understanding you, when I am tired, when I am frustrated and when I would rather please myself.

I loved you before you were born, after you were born, and when you were diagnosed.

I still love you when you have tough days, when I have trouble understanding you, when I am tired, when I am frustrated and when I would rather please myself.

I will never use your pain to justify my feelings.

I will never expose you to others in your vulnerable moments.

I will never blame you for my problems.

I will never try to hurt you. Ever.

You are my precious child. I will love you. I will help you. I will protect you. Always.

I hope you know that there are plenty of people who think you are valuable.

I hope you know that you are loved and appreciated, just as you are.

Your Mum.

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9 thoughts on “Letter to my Autistic Child

  1. Donna Epp says:

    I have an autistic grandson and we love him for who he is a precious little boy. He is not different than anyone else but he is special and so loving to us

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  2. Gale petersen says:

    I have a son he so special in many ways he makes my heart melt but he also breaks my heart when i see him struggling with not being understood.

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