As I was sitting in the waiting room at the dental office I came across this picture and I immediately knew I was going to share this with you today! I could not have said it any better myself, and I have said each of these things many times since becoming a parent.
I have had to teach them hard lessons more times than I would have ever imagined and believe it or not, these lessons are usually harder on me than them...and again, they usually know this by the tears in my eyes and look on my face.
Doing the right thing is a constant struggle for me. Raising a child with Autism comes with so many tough decisions that half of the time I don't know whether I am coming or going...I must keep going anyway. I question every decision, and then question the questions of the decision. Eventually I prove to myself that the decision I made was the right one, or the best one under the circumstances, but it is still very hard.
Forgiveness is probably something I remind myself to do every day. I know that I am doing my best with Jaxon, and I know that I have made countless mistakes with both of my children, but the most important thing to remember is to show forgiveness so that you teach your children how to forgive.