One of the things I’ve really tried to instill in the families that follow our story, is that no matter what you may expect from yourself, at the end of the day you’re only human.
It’s important to remember this because as Autism parents, we are often pushed to the brink of insanity and our limits are continuously being tested.
As part of this whole being human thing, we can often feel emotions that may cause us to feel guilt but here’s the thing. We’re human and we’re going to experience a plethora of emotion when it comes to our kids on the Autism Spectrum.[clickToTweet tweet=”At the end of the day we’re guilty of being human tasked w/a job requiring superhuman abilities” quote=”At the end of the day, we’re guilty of being human, tasked with a job requiring superhuman abilities. “]
I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t experienced things like frustration, exhaustion, anger, resentment, heartache, pain and being completely overwhelmed. I feel all the good ones as well but who feels guilty over that?
When it comes to these more unpleasant feelings or emotions, we can feel a tremendous sense of guilt because our kids have special needs and it’s like there’s an unwritten law that says we need to be more patient.
Yes Rob, we all do! We’ve done all that we could. He is 31, verbal, works as a bagger in a grocery store. He lives in his apartment with supports.
we still worry about him.