Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I Owe You A Thank You

After a recent unprovoked attack by a little known acquaintance, I realized something important. I don't say thank you enough. So here goes:

Thank you to all of you. Every one of you that reads this blog. You do something for me that you may not even realize. You support me in a way that I need more now than ever. You give me an outlet. Writing about my struggles with my son's autism allows me to release the stress that I used to keep bottled up inside me. You see, once I write about something that happens, it's pretty much forgotten about and my blood pressure drops and I feel so much better.

Having a support system is a very important thing. People who don't have anyone there to turn to tend to lash out at others when they get stressed out. They can be mean to others when they feel overwhelmed in their own lives. They sometimes use the stress that they feel welling up inside them as an excuse to take it out on someone else who might be in their path at that given moment. But you see, I don't want to be that person.  I want to set a better example for my son. I want to take the higher road.

Thank you for taking the five or ten minutes to read what I write every time I have something happen in my life, whether it is good or bad, and I find the need to tell someone about it. Thank you for sharing the ups and downs in my and my son's life. Thank you for caring enough about us to take the time out of your day to selflessly read about us. I know that sometimes I can be "preachy" and sometimes I can be overly emotional. But hey, that's me. So from the bottom of my heart, and Lex's, thank you.

And besides, who doesn't love this face?


Coop said...

I don't know your little man, and I've never met him, but I feel like I do through your writings. Thank you for being so open and honest. I think you rock Alison! Keep on keepin on, woman!