So, I was born on a Wednesday afternoon…Kidding! I’m married to the world’s most amazing man, and we have three beautiful, crazy, sweet boys—Nub(8), Dub(6) and Bub(2). We have been married for 9 years, and while it hasn’t always been easy, it has been worth it. He is my soul mate and my very best friend. I could not have made it through these last few months without him.
Our oldest son, Nub, was recently diagnosed with Autism. Asperger’s Syndrome to be exact. It kinda came outta left field and threw us for a loop. It was NOT something we were thinking, at all. He was diagnosed as extremely High Functioning, but with Social and Anxiety Issues. I cried. Not because it was Autism. Not because it changed who he was as a person. It didn’t. It explained quite a lot about his behaviour and what we thought of as quirks. I cried because children can be cruel and as his Mama I want to protect him from that cruelty. I know I can’t. And shouldn’t. But oh y’all, it was(and remains) so very hard. It has helped that he has a great support system in place, at school and also his pediatrician. Our family has been fabulous. My friends have rocked. And I have done so much research my eyes were crossed and my head hurt. So when the discussion of medicating Nub came up I had no problem whatsoever saying NO. WAY. IN. HELL . I didn’t actually use that phrase, but I’m thinking it was totally implied. Lucky for me, all pertinent parties involved also agreed with us. And the subject of going gluten-free came up. I knew it would, and was prepared. We discussed it and I agreed to give it a whirl. Little did I know exactly what I was getting myself into! It’s been quite a ride so far, but I finally feel like I am getting the hang of it. Mostly.
So there is my story. More or less. I look forward to getting to hear yours.