E – is for Emotions – A-Z Blogging Challenge Day 5


What does emotion mean to the family of an Autistic child?

Emotion is defined as:

an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow,fear, hate,
or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness.

any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc.

any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certainphysiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration,and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.

an instance of this.something that causes such a reaction: the powerful emotion of a great symphony.

Joy to us is the little triumphs – the days that Little Man is “one of us”, the days he actively participates in the family without meltdowns.

Sorrow for us is hearing, yet again, that there isn’t anything more that can help our son improve – mainly because he refuses to participate in therapy.

Fear for us is worrying that Little Man will never be able to live on his own. That his quality of life will not be what we want it to be for him… and what just might happen to him if something happens to us.

Hate? We hate that our son has been affected by Autsim. We hate that our son may never improve, that he may have to live his entire life knowing the joys, triumphs, and accomplishments that our other children enjoy.

Love, well love is Little Man himself.

Happy Thursday!

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8 thoughts on “E – is for Emotions – A-Z Blogging Challenge Day 5

  1. I can’t imagine all the emotions you must feel with your son. I will be praying for you!

    Thank you for the link to the rolls. Making them now for a trial run!

  2. It is so hard to hear that (nothing we can do) from doctors! I’ve had to deal with that from chronic pain. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to hear it re: my child!

    • You’re right Beth, I have Fibromyalgia and have heard many times “nothing we can do”… but when they tell you the same thing about your child it’s a totally different feeling… I can only hope that as more progress is made with diagnosing the disorder, more will be made in treatment as well.

  3. My across the street neighbors daughter is autistic and you summed up her emotions perfectly. I imagine this is what many parents of children with autism face on a daily basis.

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  5. Thanks Theresa, I think that it is the way many of us feel for sure. It is sometimes a hopeless feeling, but we’re always fighting for answers, treatments, and the best thing possible for our little man!

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