Sunday, October 10, 2010
I let the stress get to me. We just finished a protracted fight with my sons school district about my autistic sons special education plan and after many tears and anxiety attacks, we are victorious. That level of stress is almost paralyzing. but my son is worth it, he will have the best life possible. Autism will not ruin my marriage, my family or my life, and it cannot have my son. He will learn to read, he will learn to write, and he will have a life that makes him happy, because I am his mom and it is my job to ensure that he lives up to his potential.
But this morning it really hit me that he really needs a strong mom. A mom that has enough energy to fight for him and help him study and play with him. and not taking care of myself is not taking care of him. I need to eat better, i need to relieve stress at the gym. I need to get better sleep. not just for me but for him and my hubby and my other beautiful sons too. It's time to get back to being healthy. Starting right now, today.