Silent Sunday: What’s Your Sign?

When my son was diagnosed with Autism, I cried hysterically for 5 days/nights. Nothing took my pain away. On the 6th day early in the morning, my husband woke me up, showed me this sign and said, “I know this is sad, I feel the pain, but stop crying and let’s get to work.” I thought to myself he is right, I have to snap out of this and help our son. That day, this little signed changed my attitude and it is still hangs on our backdoor today. Since then we have many more pictures throughout our home to remind us to stay positive and never give up. What’ your sign?

~ Snap

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8 Responses to Silent Sunday: What’s Your Sign?

  1. Cameron Bellestri says:

    I never knew the history behind that sign. Great post! <3<3

  2. Christine says:

    First of all, let me say that you have a wonderful husband! I love my husband madly, but the truth is, he was not raised by a family of fighters. Fortunately, and unfortunately, I was and so I have carried the bulk of the autism fight squarely on my shoulders for the past 7 years since diagnosis. Being the CEO of my son’s recovery is not always a bad things as it entails a lot less arguing over decisons. However, sometimes my little shoulders do not feel so very sturdy. As some have said to me on this journey, “this is like a marathon”; we each need to renew our emotional strength in order to carry on with the fight each and every day. So I say to myself, “Little by little we will arrive” (Haitian saying), “The only way out is through” (Buddist saying), “Not Helpful!” for those thoughts that stand in my way (from Randy Pausch’s wife), and “It is what it is” (from me).

  3. joan koronides says:

    This is so true and so very beautiful!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Love this! We have to make HOPE a verb and daily seek the things that will make us stronger to get through to the next. Even if it’s pushing that button a hundred times day….do it!

  5. Melissa Vega says:

    Very powerful! Crying along with LJ this morning. I was heartbroken and cried in the beginning, then I got angry! That anger has propelled me to help my son, but I could use a super positive button every now and then. My motto is when we know better, we do better and I try to live/teach that everyday. Love, love, love the letter from Alexander!!!

  6. Kerri says:

    He is so beautiful, just like his mommy. Congratulations to you and your exceptional family.
    Hugs to you

  7. Courtney says:

    I have a sign on my refrigerator that says “God, Please be with me, this too shall pass, all things in time, I give up this service to you with a glad a grateful heart.” It reminds me to be patient and positive on our journey to recovery for our son William and to have hope every day. It gets me through the meltdowns (Mommy’s and William’s)….just reading “this too shall pass”. And helps me look at all the things I do everyday for our son (organizing ABA therapy three days a week, a dozen supplements a day, endless paperwork and the search for funds to keep going (Georgia does not have an insurance mandate so we pay for everything out of pocket) and driving across Atlanta in rush hour traffic twice a day two days a week to go to Early Intervention at Marcus Autism Center….I look at these things as acts of love that will lead to recovery….and please God let Autism be the thing that “shall pass”.

  8. LJ Goes says:

    Sobbbing. Snap. You blew me away with this one. So much, SO MUCH more powerful than words xoxoxoxo the rev

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