Monday morning was just like any other. The alarm woke me, I went to wash my face, pee, etc., and was getting ready to go downstairs to fix myself some breakfast. But before that, I have the bad habit of picking up my iphone and skimming through my facebook page for anything exciting that may have happened as I slept. Truth is I really just want to see what the rest of the world is doing at all hours of the night, similar to the way I used to when I was young and foolish myself. But now as these days go, I can’t keep myself up late past ten-thirty-ish.
So I’m reading, reading, scrolling…then a post, a direct to me on my wall from my cousin. I hurried to view it. No one ever sends me any posts. And then there it was. I read it slowly, and sat back on my bed as I read it over a couple of times.
Here is what it read: From Letty to Claire… AUTISM, (A)lways (U)nique (T)otally (I)ntelligent (S)ometimes (M)ysterious.
That was it…nothing more, nothing less. I had read this so many times in the last few years. I even have a t-shirt with these words. But was it possible I had reached ONE person! My cousin is not an autism parent, nor does she have a sibling with autism. There was no need to send me a post like the one she did. I myself post articles and pictures, or blogs, videos, etc., but I usually expect other autism parents to read them. So as an advocate for autism awareness, I am going to put a great big star on the calendar…for that day I felt I reached at least ONE person. That is all.