Do you have a child with Autism? I do and I’ve gone through some points in my life when this was hard. However, I never regretted having a child with Autism. Life with Mini isn't perfect but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.
Why I Don't Regret Having a Child with Autism
- She makes me smile- There’s not a day that goes by that my girl doesn’t make me smile. I could never having a child with Autism because I would never want her to lose her joy. Can you imagine not smiling every day? I can’t! And she gives me a reason to smile every day.
- She challenges me more ways than one- One thing I love and why I don’t regret having a child with autism is that Mini challenges me in more ways than one. I see her rise above every day and it thrills me to do the same. I cannot imagine living life without challenging myself on a day to day basis.
- She’s shaped me into who I am- Think about it, having a child diagnosed with Autism has shaped me into who I am. That is a major reason I don’t regret having a child with Autism. Everything we have gone through together has totally shaped me into the person I am today. I’m not a perfect person, but I’m happy with who I’ve become.
- She’s challenged my faith- Another reason I will never take back having a daughter with Autism is that she’s made my faith a lot stronger. Leaning on God has been a big part of this journey and Mini’s diagnosis really made me lean on God all of the way.
- We’ve defeated the odds together- There have been many times in my life when I’d get a diagnosis for Mini and I would feel defeated, like there wasn’t much I could do to help her. However, we defeated the odds together. While this journey was very hard, she gave me hope when I didn’t have any. When no one else thought she could do something, knowing I believed in her every second of the way was important. I look back on what we’ve been through and I know we’ve defeated the odds together. We also have many more odds to beat, but I look forward to it.
- We appreciate the small moments more- And one last reason why I don’t regret having a child with Autism. Looking back, I’ve appreciated the small moments a lot more. Those moments we’ve spent time laughing and spending time together are important to me and I wouldn’t change anything.
While Mini’s diagnosis isn’t something we would wish on anyone. We have to make the best of the cards we’ve been dealt. We have been able to appreciate the small things a lot more and life in general is just more precious.