As we continue on with our series, I’m bringing to you some blogs
that you might want to take a look at. I am both proud and honored to
be affiliated with both the great writers of Chip & Company, and the
incredible group that is known as the Magical Blogorail, and in this
small way, I hope to be able to say thanks to those bloggers that have
helped to make me the blogger that I am. Next on our list is my friend Kathy’s site, The Many Adventures of a Disney-Lovin’ Spectrum Mom!
My friend Kathy is a member of the Magical Blogorail Teal line, and is a full-time mom, a part-time RN, and also the mother of two children. As you would guess from the title, she and her husband have a son with Autism. It speaks to the level of strength that my friends have that they are actually able to write about their wonderful children, because it was all that Cindy and I could do to not cry over the words “Asperger’s Syndrome.” Believe me, there were many tears in our family, although that is for the most part behind us now.
What I love about all of my Disney friends is that they are able to see the true reality of how much a blog can help not just themselves, but others as well. I haven’t asked Kathy, but I would almost be willing to put money down that she would tell us that her blog was as much a therapeutic benefit for her as it is an invaluable resource for others.
I think of all of Kathy’s writings, the one that touches me more than any other is her post “Happy Anniversary: Ten Years on the Autism Spectrum“. In it, she talks about what it was like to receive that diagnosis. Read it — you will not regret it.
The truly magical part of Walt Disney World is how Disney has been able to welcome so many people of such differing backgrounds, and in all of those cases, the troubles they have (for the most part) are left at the gate. Gone is this condition or that disorder, and in it’s place is just the pure Disney Magic, transforming such innocent people into that one thing that they deserve to be more than anything else — a boy (or girl), not an Autistic boy (or girl).
If you haven’t checked out Kathy’s blog, I urge you to take a look, especially if you are facing circumstances similar to what her family has had to work through. You’ll cry with her, you’ll laugh with her, but more than anything, you’ll have an understanding of what it can be like.
Mike, I'm grateful to you for taking time to not only read but to spotlight my blog! Thanks!