A fragile hope

I wanted to take a few minutes and touch on something.  The coming months are going to be the most challenging the Lost and Tired family has ever faced.

Our journey is going to be taking a dramatic turn and I don’t know what that is going to result in. 

While I will do my very best to remain hopeful,  it will be a very fragile hope.

I know the reality and gravity of the situation.  I know that no matter what we do,  he can’t fix the parts of Gavin that are broken. 

Having said that,  I’m hoping that placing him into treatment will give him a chance to overcome,  at least some of these obstacles. Maybe he can at least come to understand his situation better and simply become more aware.

That’s something,  right?

In any event,  I have decided to be as transparent and honest as possible throughout this entire process.  Much the same way I am already. 

The reason for this is that I know there are others out there going through something similar.  I want them to see that they are not alone and that there are others out there,  navigating the same system. 

Lizze and I are fully aware that this entire process may be for not. We proceed anyway, out of love for Gavin,  even though the odds are not in our favor.

We want something good and positive to come from this heartbreaking situation,  even if that something positive is simply being able to be a beacon of light to those that will be following in our footsteps. 

Something good has to come from this.  Even if all we manage to do is give someone else a fragile hope.

This was posted via WordPress for Android, courtesy of Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Please forgive any typos. I do know how to spell but auto-correct hate me.

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autiesmama

Rob, every time you write about some absurd "how-could-such-a-thing-happen" part of your life, you're addressing a community (I assume) of people who know some brand of drama about living with special needs. We are already a tough crowd, but few of us have walked in your shoes. So THEN when you go and show up the very next day to write something else–it doesn't even matter what that something else is– you are getting back up after a fall.  Yeah, we all fall down, but you? I wonder if you're ever completely vertical. So every single time someone finds your blog, happens to see you getting back up–and you always have done just that–you are giving someone just enough hope to give them just enough strength to get to their next step. And so forth and so on.
I think it's safe to say that there are days when any number of us get back up because we know you did.
Now, I haven't polled your readership or anything like that, but I think it's a pretty safe bet. 
Transparency and truth are vital and human and I consider them to be among your gifts to us. Gifts are good.
Thank you.
Regards, Leslie

lostandtired

@autiesmama that's is perhaps one of the nicest things anyone has said to me. 🙂
Thank you so very much

autiesmama

 @lostandtired  @autiesmama Oh you hush up now.  It's also one of the truest. 🙂
regards, Leslie

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