3 hours ago
Well, here we are. Although we have been here before, this feels much different
In the medical world, we call it D-Day. Aka diagnosis day. Today, our sweet boy was diagnosed with Level 3 Autism by the Marcus Institute
It’s not like we weren’t expecting it, but it’s still a hard pill to swallow nonetheless. He is & always will be perfect. This will not define him
The bright side (because no matter what, I will AWAYS choose to find one) is that now I’m more equipped to get access to tools & resources to help him have the best quality of life. Instead of “another issue”, I’m going to look at it like “now we have an explanation for some of the existing issues”. 💙
My mama heart hurts. I will push every single day for him & fight tirelessly to get him every bit of help he needs. But today it’s fresh & my heart hurts. So I’m going to allow myself to feel that. I’m in my safe place (my bathtub) the place I reset my mindset, the place I quite literally WASH MY FACE & find my strength. I chatted with God. I know he will fill my cup & sustain me with everything I need, just as He always does
Tomorrow, I’ll jump into the Autism family & be the best daggum Autism mama I am capable of. Coopy deserves absolutely nothing less
Your sister, daddy & I are beside you ALWAYS.