Welcome to Project: Dear Autism Mama… Letters of Compassion, Hope, and Joy, a collaborative project by mamas all over the world, writing letters to fellow autism moms to help them through this journey.
Join me in Project: Dear Autism Mama & give hope to a new Autism Mama.
Write the letter that you wish someone would have sent you when you first received your child’s diagnosis. What words of hope would you impart on this new Mama? What myths would you debunk? How has autism changed your life and your child’s life for the better? What accomplishments have you celebrated? What stereotypes did your child shatter? How can new Mamas take care of themselves?
Dear Fellow Autism Mamas:
I am currently reaching out to you, so that I can begin to build up the letter library. Letters can be short, from one sentence, or as many pages are needed to say what’s on your mind. Letters are intended to provide compassion, hope and/or joy. They don’t need to be perfect. And they can be anonymous or attached to your name, blog, etc. It’s all up to you. Once I’ve built up the letter library, I will do a hard launch, sending out press releases to the autism community.
As a mama in your shoes, I understand the dark places that parenting on the spectrum can take you. Likewise, I also know that living with an ASD child brings so many wonderful experiences, insight and joy. We all go through periods of difficulty and it’s during those times that Mamas need hope and the support of this unique community. Each one of us can point to advice, or a friendship or an event that really helped us to see this journey in a different light. I ask that each of us pay it forward to the new mamas in our shoes. Not only are we helping those mamas through this journey, but we’re helping their children, as well!
Please join me in this beautifully intentioned journey to support our community. Autism mamas need to know that it gets better, it doesn’t always hurt, the rewards are tenfold, and our children help us to grow while we’re helping them in their own growth. There is beauty in this challenge. Let’s help new mama’s see this beauty!
***If you feel that this is worth sharing, I ask that you please do so. The more mamas we can reach, the more mamas we can help. I feel very strongly about this project and will not slow down until it reaches as many people as possible.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Original Post Can Be Found Here: www.DearAutismMama.com
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