Gina Reed-Rivera, Dear Autism Mama
My Dear Son: Look at this journey we’re on! You were born into a family of peaceful activists, yet have taught us what it’s like to be truly courageous, how the depths of compassion run infinitely and endlessly, and that joy and beauty often appear in the least likely of places. You’ve shown me that I need to be all in if I’m going to get this parenting thing down and you’ve inspired me to reach out to other autism mothers, first for support, then to fill the gaps where supports do not exist. I started Project Dear Autism Mama: Letter’s of Compassion, Hope and Joy in your honor, son, because every child deserves to have a mother who sees the true beauty in her special baby’s and in this journey. And because every mother should feel understood and supported so that they can be the very best nurturer’s for their children. Because of you, honey, other kiddos will have mama’s that can be heard, present, mindful and compassionate. Now look at what you’ve done!