Wednesday, November 9, 2011
One thing I have tried my hardest to be throughout my life is a positive person. The past year and half for my family has been a roller coaster ride. I felt at times that I was in the front seat just flying at warp speed down the tracks. Around this time last year, my mother-in-law, daughter and son were all in the hospital in the same week! I knew when the nurses and doctors started to recognize us in the Emergency Room that maybe we were there a little too much. What I am realizing as I get older is no one goes through their life without at least one serious challenge. It's how you handle those challenge(s) and how you come out on the other side is what separates the positive people from the negative people. You can choose to let life's challenges weigh you down or you can choose to look at the positive side and learn from those challenges. Negative people to me are just "toxic." Life is way too short to waste time on negativity. It's really just wasted energy. When I found out my son was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 1/2, I could have chosen to be extremely negative and say why us??? I feel like my son chose us to be his family. I had pretty much given up having any more children after my daughter was born. I had two miscarriages after she was born and thought, okay, I guess it really isn't in the cards to have any more children. When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I was stressed out every day that I would have another miscarriage. I feel extremely lucky that I have him and feel honored to be his mom. He has taught me to be more spontaneous and shows me unconditional love every day. Whatever challenges may be in my future, and I 'm sure there will be more, I will continue to try and see the positive side. That's really the only way I know how to be!!!!!!