I know that title is a bit odd, but it’s the mood I’m in right now, so bear with me.
I’ve spent the past 30 minutes or so on a Facebook page that has made me very thankful for my daughter’s Autism. In the scheme of things, with all of my health problems, messed up gene pool, the difficult labor and birth, she could have something far worse than Autism.
Don’t get me wrong: Autism sucks. It is life-changing and life-long (though some would argue the latter). It makes almost everything more challenging, both for her and those around her.
Yes, she could’ve been totally “typical.” That’s what we all want, and generally expect, when we’re pregnant.
However, looking at what others face and what tiny babies have been handed as their lot in life, it makes me thankful.
By the end of the day, I may feel like a victim again. 😉
EDIT: This was the same day she hit a stranger in the store, so yeah… I was feeling not-so-thankful for Autism by day’s end. Oh well. 😉