For the next 31 Days I want to share with you what it means to live with a difficult mind and still find joy. I’ve been sitting with this quote first brought to my attention by Rebekah Lyons “Hope and sorrow in it all there’s rescue and there’s not.”
These days we measure people by their looks, their work, their family, their brains. None of it okay.
Somone once said that “We are human beings, not human doings.”
I’ve been thinking about this measurement a lot. I’ve blogged here for years on and off and while I’ve alluded to this, I’ve never really said it, I have a neurodiverse child.
I haven’t said it because I don’t want to be measured.
I haven’t said it because it is scary.
I haven’t said it because I don’t want to be judged.
I haven’t said it because I don’t want my son to be judged.
I haven’t said it because I don’t want pity.
I haven’t said it because it had not been on my heart to say.
I am saying it now.
In this season, at this time, it needs to be said.
Someone needs to hear that it will be okay.
I need to be reminded that there is pain but there is also joy.
I am saying this without fear.
I am saying this to bring good into the world.
I have a neurodiverse child. He is 7.5 and he has Aspergers.
He is brilliant.
He is mind boggling
He is strong.
He is aggressive.
He loves Star Wars.
He is direct.
He is a great athlete.
He is willful.
He stands up for his siblings.
He fights with everyone.
And yet…hope and sorrow in it all there’s rescue and there’s not…Welcome to my next 31 Days…