by Natasha Botkin
My household has been intense. My normally gentle souled, youngest son, began heightened struggles with his up coming life –Graduation looming; his anxieties building. Until one moment he had as he put it “a really, horrible, bad day” about a month ago and life changed. It is never easy to observe anyone hurt, and when your child hurts and his mental health aches, this feels even more deep.
I am supposed to be the expert, and others giving me a tough time. Guys, this is difficult enough and now the expert needs help; please help.
You see, both of my children are on various levels of the autism spectrum. They are normally gentle crystal souls; highly skeptical of their intuitive gifts. This being that they are on the autistic spectrum; it is not visually seen; therefore, “prove it’s existence.” Me rolling my eyes. Love them dearly, and know that one day they will come into their own.
Due to the intensity around the household, my youngest who is normally singing and humming retreated deeply internal. Some days able to reach him and others not so much.
During this time, a horrible situation I was in, ending. It is a blessing and a challenge all at the same time. Will allow divine guidance to sort this all out.
Today, my son and I had a near collision with singing and dancing. Oh happy, joy turn the tunes up. What will the next moment bring, holding on to faith and trust that he will become the joyful soul that I know him to be and this too shall pass.