Whoever said parenting would be easy? I think it’s one of the hardest jobs there is…and the pay really stinks! But in spite of all the hard work, emotional angst and exasperated frustration, we parents do receive certain rewards: Such as when our child offers up an unprompted hug, kiss, or an “I love you, Mom!” When our child achieves a new milestone, skill or success. Or simply when our child displays, by word or by deed, what a truly great person he/she is. At times like those, our parental hearts just overflow with pride and love for our offspring – wiping away all memory (at least for the moment!) of the recent ‘blow up’, when we would gladly have sold them into slavery… Forgetaboutit!!! All is right with the world – for the moment!
Today, I am happy to share with you one of those moments – an opportunity for my son to show ‘what he is made of’ – and I get to look on, smiling proudly. This post is dedicated to Gregory, the boy behind the blog…my muse for these scribblings and my inspiration for reaching out to other families with Aspergers in their midst.
In the video above, I interview Gregory – about this blog, about himself, about life with Aspergers and his advice for other kids with AS. He may look fairly comfortable here, but two years ago you would never have recognized him. He was a different child – a ball of stress, frustration and sadness, unable to be understood and very lonely. Today, after coming to grips with the disorder and participating in various programs and therapies, Gregory is happy, out-going and really quite eloquent.
I provided Greg with the questions ahead of time, so that he could think about his answers, but these words are entirely his own. And I couldn’t have said it better myself! May you all see what a great person he is!
One Proud Mama