Many years ago shortly after WK was diagnosed with Autism I was at the time in permanent pity party mode. I was struggling BIG time accepting the fact that my kid had Autism. I was scared. I was pissed off like no other. Why him? Why me? Why us? Why? It was a few months into “dealing” with Autism and to be honest the way I was dealing with it was simply not to deal with it. I basically did nothing for one year except cry. Clearly that wasn’t going to help WK in any productive way so I pulled up my big girl panties and off I went on my adventure…..and oh what an adventure it has been!
Anyone been to Italy before? I have and it hands down is my most favorite destination in Europe that I have been to. I love everything about Italy. The people. The culture. The food. The museums. The cobblestone streets in Florence. The wine. The food (oh wait I said that already). You get the point. I have never been to Holland before although it is supposed to be really beautiful.
About 9 years ago someone introduced me to a short essay called “Welcome To Holland” written in 1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. The premise was and still is very applicable to my life, so much that it has been taped to the wall of my office for the past 9 years. Please click on the below image to expand it larger.
A few weeks back someone asked me to post “Welcome To Holland” again and I thought it was a good reminder that no matter if you are raising a special needs kid or not, the premise can be applied to all different types of situations. The person who asked me to post “Welcome To Holland” doesn’t have a special needs kid and that made realize that people ARE paying attention to the things I share and the stories I tell. Sure I try to be funny a lot of the time but I also want to help empower everyone to look at their specific situation perhaps a little differently too!
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With Lots Of Love,
pss-Here are a few videos of WK last night seeing Bruno Mars (his Idol) in concert. Enjoy!