Mom, I know I have Autism

Tonight as I tucked my sweet Brooks into bed he says to me in the most calm manner and with such great confidence "Mom, I know I have Autism. I promise that I will be patient with you". The look on his face reflected a form of wisdom. We had never really spoken about his having Autism before…not a true conversation about his having Autism so it really made me take pause. It all happened so fast but time seemed to stand still all at the same time. I gave him the biggest bear hug…told him I loved him with all my heart., left his room and tears poured from my eyes. I am not sure why I cried. It is a moment I will never forget.

Shira W. Rose
Cary, NC