Now and then I broadcast the downside of parenting a teen with special needs. Why do I do this? Well, life is not all sweetness and light and I feel that it is important to give a true reflection of my experiences. It is hard work parenting my teen. It can also be a lot of fun and immensely rewarding.
Anyway.... in order to move on and get over my angst, my reasons to be cheerful are as follows!
This week I am so thankful for my friends who don't have kids with special needs. They keep me grounded and remind me that there is a world beyond my doorstep.
I am very grateful that I was able to grab some *me time* today. Best of all, I got to spend that time over a relaxed lunch with two wonderful friends who also parent children with special needs!
I am thankful for all the followers on my Bright Side of Life facebook page. It is wonderful to have a connection with people from all over the world. This wouldn't have happened without autism in my life!