My Greatest Fear – and a Typical Day on the Spectrum

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16 Responses

  1. TabbyAnn says:

    being alone 🙁

  2. FaVe Mom says:

    I commend you for being a wonderful mom. Death would be my biggest fear for sure.

  3. Loosing my children. You are an amazing MOM! Such power and love!

  4. Momma Lew says:

    You’re children are so blessed to have you as their mother, standing by their side everyday with such strength & patience.

  5. Athena Nagel says:

    Thanks everyone. I don’t know that I am any more special than any other mother. But I can tell you my sense of humor is probably very different; my patience – when their behaviors are strange but predictable I can handle it. There are often times where their behaviors catch me quite off guard. I don’t usually get angry but there have been times where they have put us in a situation where it is a real struggle for me not to panic and wonder how we will get out of this mess. We always do though – but I always (and I mean always) have to have a “bag of tricks”.

  6. mail4rosey says:

    What a lot I learned from your post, about several things, but mostly you. This was a wonderful post and I’m happy to have read it.

  7. My biggest fear? My daughter being kidnapped.

    Thanks for sharing the post. Not enough parents share their struggles with their kids.

  8. This a touching and honest post. I can relate to this because I have two cousins who on the spectrum. You never know what is going to happen and you really have to go with the flow. Before I had a child, my biggest fear was drowning. Now, its something bad happening to him. <3

  9. Raine Pal says:

    Nice read here. I am a mother too, my greatest fear is losing my children to death or abduction.

  10. I did not know these things about you, or about your children. Thank you for opening a window into your life so we can understand you a little better. I can’t imagine how I’d deal with everything you are. One thing that comes to mind though… would his teachers allow him to use a tape recorder (or type his homework into the computer, if he’s okay with typing) and turn in his homework that way, as an alternative to the written ones?

  11. Athena Nagel says:

    @Lalia Frolick – I am very fortunate that my husband and I have the means to provide for just about anything our kids special needs require. Our son has all the technology available on the market at his fingertips. However, it is an OT thing and he still needs his fingers to type. Occasionally he is willing to go through that process. He is always willing to answer verbally (although limited vocabulary) so we are working with all of it. School is awesome in meeting his needs and is also willing to try anything we come up with.

  12. I would have to say Death (any members of my loved ones) 🙁 this scares me the most. i don’t even want to think about it because i get anxiety attacks.

  13. couponwahm says:

    Great blog post…you are a great mom! Thanks for sharing.

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