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My journey with my son started near exactly the same way and I was not prepared for everything that was to be thrown at me as time went on but it has made me who I am it has made me HIS MOTHER. I know you are probably picturing all sorts of scenarios and ideas in your head I remember I couldn’t look at my son without crying (not gonna lie he sometimes still will get me) because IT IS SAD! You had hopes and dreams for your baby you imagined his life a certain way and now someone is telling you hey mom that may not happen THAT IS SAD, and so your grieving you grieve the future you imagined and without information the one your imagining probably seems terrifying. I want you to stop for just a second deep breath and look at your son, he’s unchanged. He is the same baby he has always been the only change that has happened is having answers (sorta). I know for me I was sad bc I thought omg his life is going to be so full of struggles, WHOS ISNT? His struggles may not look like everyone else’s but that means his blessings and in turn your blessings will not look the same either. I remember my husband and I crying 1 morning before my son went to school because he said milk. How many parents feel that emotional when a 5yr old says milk but that was my blessing that day, one another parent just wouldn’t feel so emotional about. From the day I started to change my outlook about my sons future and his struggles I have prayed to be able to help a scared mom through a time I didn’t have anybody to be there and didn’t know how they could be but I was fortunate enough to have an early intervention team that truly cared and nurtured me and molded me into a very strong very proud autism mom. And I am here for you if you need anything there’s nothing closer to our hearts then our children so please reach out. A Mack 214 at g mail