As a parent of an autistic child and with my own childhood experiences I was more lenient on my children then I should have been. My husband who had a stricter childhood and the Marine Corp background wanted to be more harder on our children!!! This caused some frustrations between us — but as I look back and see some things now in our son I realize my husband had the right idea!!!
Last night it was difficult being the parent and watching my son hurt learning some life lessons!! I now know that those lessons my husband was trying to teach our son should have been taught when he was small even though he is autistic! I also know that the LORD is showing me where I need to let go and let HIM do HIS work in my sons life!!
It’s hard but I need to let go and let GOD, I need to be there for my son but not to rescue him but be empathetic with him.
I thank God for giving me a kind, loving and supporting husband! I also am so thankful that my husband never says “I told you so” or makes me feel bad for the wrong choices I made in raising our son!!!