I'm excited to introduce you to Darla, who is Rory's mom. I've been in touch with her for many months. In fact, she was one of the first bloggers I connected with. Still, I think that there are a lot of people who don't know her, but should. You can check out her blog We've Got Animal Trouble here:
Without further ado, heeeeeeeerrrrrreeee's Darla!
Woo-hoo my first guest post! First off I am Darla, and I have 3 hyper yet awesome kids. And a saint of a husband! My life is a great one and with each year I learn more about who I am, and who I want to be. I will not lie to you... I am a scattered mess most days, and it takes every ounce of concentration I have to finish any one task. So that is me in a nutshell.
On to the main part of this post, my middle son, Rory. Rory was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. It was not a surprise to me. Many families are shocked to find out this diagnosis, this was not the case with us. Rory never did make good eye contact, and lost all speech he had shortly after turning 2. The amazing thing is that having 2 other "normie" kids, I have no choice but to treat them all equally. Which has, for the most part, benefited everyone. My son has an unbelievable imagination. Better, I dare say then his older brother. I do not know what the future holds for us, but I do know that finding other parents out there who know what it is to try and find balance in life with a child or children who have special needs is so comforting! Before I felt so alone in this, as I am sure most parents do. But then I found a blog, then another. Before you know it, I became long distance friends trading sleeping tips, and dietary issues. Everyone wants to help their child to reach full potential. Not to just survive in this world but to enjoy and exceed! We are no different, and neither are our children's dreams. Thanks Dani for letting me get some of the spotlight on your blog, you rock!