Some Day There Will Be a Recovery Party

Some Day There Will Be a Recovery Party

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In 2013, I responded to a peer wondering when/what her recovery party might be - for too many of us, we will be celebrating the end of our hope for our children to attain independence.
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In 2013, I responded to a peer wondering when/what her recovery party might be - for too many of us, we will be celebrating the end of our hope for our children to attain independence.

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Submitted: January 25, 2017

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June 14, 2013

I wonder if that day will arrive at my household? It has been a loooong twelve years, so far…I wonder if there will even be a house left after the voracious Autism monster is done chewing up our finances and decimating our life plans? I hope to see that day, because I can’t die before it happens and leave her at-risk. When (if) it arrives, I plan to build a funeral pyre of the mountain of therapy notes, therapeutic “toys,” volumnous IEPs (she has her own file drawer at the School District), and myriad slips of paper with names of the doctors who caused my daughter’s descent into Autism, those who did nothing to help her when she was in-pain, and in-need of help, and those who chose to jeer and point fingers, rather than listen to those who made a real difference; while the bonfire of the vane rages, I will build a small shrine of thanks featuring the community who helped my through (grammyAnnie, you’ve been there with me, the whole way, despite your web-name change), the doctors who listened, researched and helped us overcome, my family, our amazing therapists, and those in the world-at-large who stopped to THINK. I will meditate on the shrine and send my sincere wishes for our world to RECOVER alongside of us. And then, I will start to actually train for the half-Ironman races I run and my shirt won’t bear my current slogan, “Last one is is the Autsim mom…”


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