I finished reading a book!
How I hear you say, it took me along time but I did it!! It is one of my goals this year to actually finish things, including reading a book cover to cover. I can hear Adam in the back ground somewhere yahooing cause I have too many projects around not finished, he needs to get over it, but I can see his point. This I will deal with and maybe I should post them, then I have proof I finished something. Anyway…
I have been reading this book by Jeni Decker called “I wish I were engulfed in flames”. It is so funny and pretty spot on when it comes to families and Autism, well this family anyway! I am always able to relate some aspect of our life with others that are living with all the crazy shit that goes on and those magic moments when your kid does something jaw dropping for the first time.
Anyways if you get the opportunity it is a great read and it would give you a little insight into a different world lived by many. If you’re already living it, it’s kinda comforting. I know I always find it interesting to know how other families are surviving and getting on with the day to day life.
I go through fazes where I like to read about Autism and then sometimes it just gets me down. Always though it reminds me that I’m not alone in the world and we aren’t the only ones. There is always someone out there doing it tougher than us. Don’t get me wrong it’s tricky but at the end of the day we are who we are, it is what it is and I’m grateful for what we have!
In the last chapter of the book she has written a quote from “Don’t Mourn for Us” by Jim Sinclair….
“Autism isn’t something a person has, or a “shell” that a person is trapped inside. There’s no normal child hidden behind the Autism. Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive - it colours every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion and encounter, every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate the autism from the person – and if it were possible, the person you’d have left would not be the same person you started with”.
is who she is and
we could not imagine her to be any other way. Madison
We definitely don’t want her any other way! We laugh too much and we cry a lot but that’s all the fun and games of any family, right!