IF I COULD TAKE IT AWAY

If I could take it away, your life would be easier

If I could take it away, you wouldn’t have to struggle so much

If I could take it away, maybe you could be able to talk

If I could take it away, maybe you could say ‘I love you mama’

If I could take it away, maybe you wouldn’t be so frustrated

If I could take it away, maybe you would could make friends easier

If I could take it away, maybe you would sleep more than a couple of hours a night

If I could take it away, maybe you wouldn’t have your sensory issues

If I could take it way, maybe you wouldn’t get so overwhelmed by your surroundings

If I could take it away, maybe you wouldn’t have food issues

If I could take it away, maybe our family life would be easier

If I could take it away you wouldn’t be you

If I could take it away, I wouldn’t

If I could take it away, I really wouldn’t because I love you for who you are. Autism is a part of you, a part of your personality, a part of your character and I’d never change you.

Baby Boy, you are perfect

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22 Comments

  1. January 5, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Toni, have just made me sob! uncontrollably! The simplicity of this post is perfect! Such a beautiful post and one that cuts deep. Every day I want to take it all away, but if I did, I wouldn’t have the same child xx
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    • January 5, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Aww thanks so much, it was so emotional to write. I guess if I’m honest with myself I would have preferred if he wasn’t born with it but I wouldn’t him. He is who he is and Autism is a part of that, it’s part of him & I wouldn’t change him for the world x
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  2. January 7, 2016 / 1:42 am

    Love this!!! My son is almost 10 and has Autism. I wouldn’t change him for the world. As much as it can be hard sometimes. He is funny, super intelligent, loving …. I could go on and on! Lots of love to you from a Mumma who understands xxx

  3. January 7, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Oh honey you gone make me cry over here girl. I had a conversation with a relative recently and she was offering me sympathy about my sons challenges and I said there were difficuly things but I was so glad to have been chosen to be his mum and in that moment I realised how true it was. #brilliantblogposts

  4. January 11, 2016 / 9:33 am

    It’s a tough one trying to figure out what’s autism and what’s personality. If I took the anxiety away from my son would his quirky sense of humour also go? If I got rid of his sensory issues would his brilliant memory disappear? I want my son to stay my son.

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  5. January 12, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Totally understand from an autistic point of view and as a mother. X #SpectrumSunday

  6. January 13, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Toni, I love this post! I loved it the second I saw it on facebook, and I am so happy you shared it on #spectrumsunday, I cant even write the words I feel about this post! But yes, yes and yes. Thank you for linking up with #spectrmsunday, I really hope you join again soon xx
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    • January 16, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks so much Clare, I know a lot of Autism parents that don’t agree with me. They would take it away in a heartbeat due to the effect it has on their child but I want to look at it in the most positive way I can xx
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  7. January 24, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I often ask myself those exact questions, the journey our children are on is so unique and often so challenging on so many levels. Id never change my daughter as you wouldn’t change your son but I wish I could make it easier for her sometimes as feels like she has to constantly swim uphill for everything! Great post x

  8. January 25, 2016 / 11:00 am

    What an absolutely beautiful post and a lovely mummy you are. Your boy sounds like an absolute credit to you and the amazing job you’re doing.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #SundayStars xx

  9. Nana Sherry
    October 30, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    I’m a grandmother of a five year old with autism. My grandson and family live several states away from me and I don’t have the pleasure of seeing him develop and grow. Would i take his autism away if i could? Perhaps I’m not sure. If his autism has a chemical cause then i would want to find a solution. One thing I pray does happen if nothing else changes would be for him to find his voice. How much joy that would bring to our lives, and enhance his learning.

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