Saturday, October 27, 2012

Raising Einstein

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” - Albert Einstein

I found this quote the other day and instantly found consolation.

We've been struggling with Wild Man's kindergarten experience. Its been a daily challenge to adjust and modify and advocate changes just to see if things will get better. Never knowing exactly what will do the trick. Just learning as we go. There is no other way to figure it out because there has NEVER been another him.

We have had hard days and better days, never easy days.

But this quote reminds me of how worthwhile our efforts are. I am reminded that even though every thing is HARDER for him (and us), it actually is a gift to raise one of the "few". We call our [special needs] kids "special" or "exceptional" for a reason. They really are.

Amazingly special and astoundingly unique. Einstein's mother went through it.

Whenever people try to console me about living with aspergers, they always go to the famous aspies "bill gates has aspergers and look how amazing he did, Einstein too!" and all I can ever think about is how on earth did their mothers survive, how did they cope, what resources did they have??? 

 raising Einstein couldn't have been easy! 

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