The day I became an aunt was the best day of my life..
The day my nephew at 2 years old was diagnosed with low spectrum autism was the day I learned how to love unconditionally.
As I support my sister(best friend) through the hardest and most emotional days of her life. I sat on the side lines and realized, what a warrior she was. She has the most patience, strength, passion and tolerance that I’ve ever seen.
As I watch my nephew struggle with communication and sensory challenges my heart grows stronger. Its sad sometimes when you see him in the midst of a behaviour that he cannot control, at this time giving him a full pressure hug which always seems to make him feel better. He is a learning so much these days, works so hard on his speech. Everyone is always trying to teach him and help him learn. I consider myself more of the fun aunt. His smile lights up my day, as well as his laugh he is the funniest little boy a I know. His mass of ginger hair bouncing with tons of curls blowing the wind, driving in the car with his window down is his favourite lately. This journey is so exciting for me, I know nothing about autism, I’ve gone to his meetings and listen to everyone talking about it, my knowledge is growing. To me most of the time I don’t see him as having autism, I just seen him as his little boy who has to give a lot more effort daily, who laughs at the best and more inappropriate times. I will forever be there for him, as he saves my life everyday…
I’ve learned to love unconditionally.