Long ago, I came to the realization and acceptance that you were going to be a part of our lives. A big part. However, we learned to live with you, learned how to work through the struggles, and we succeeded! Things have been happy and peaceful. Things are being done, life is being enjoyed.
Why is it that you feel the need to make waves now? We were happy with the compromises we have made. Now everything is a daily struggle. And let me tell you, I am tired of the struggles. Tired of the arguments, the nagging, the incomplete tasks and assignments.
I am going to ask you nicely to please return to your former self. Let us get back into our routines and comfort zones. If you refuse to do this on your own, I will be forced to get reinforcements.
Remember, I have been there, done this before and back then, I wasn’t as mentally capable as I am now. I know whom to turn to for help; I know where to find help. And I will DO it.
So this is your one and only warning. Behave yourself. Or ELSE!
UPDATE: After reading this article and the comments left by people about changing the classification of Aspergers Syndrome to just Autism, I am ashamed of my above whining. There are people in the comments who have NO clue about what services are available or where to even look. Here is a quote that hit home for me:
"How am I supposed to have any hope that he will reach his full potential if his delays aren’t considered ’severe’ enough to get services yet he is clearly not functioning where he should be in comparison to same aged-peers. "
I am very fortunate that I have access to wonderful services locally. Hell, I even had access to wonderful services that weren't local. Son and I are very fortunate. And I will continue to work my butt off to make sure I am not the mother in the above quote. I will ALWAYS find a way to get the services for Son that he needs. I will ALWAYS have hope that Son will reach his full potential.
I promise this to my Son.