A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work…Colin Powell.  We all have dreams, whether it’s about our career or family life. I remember growing up dreaming about being a mom to twenty healthy children. In my dreams of course I had the perfect husband with a simple home surround by a white picked fence. We were not rich but yet all twenty of our children had what they needed and happiness abound. I was the perfect mother who had everything together. Yes, every wonderful dream begins with a dreamer. In truth, in order for a dream come into reality it takes a whole lot of patience, perseverance and faith. M came into my life-like a whirlwind far exceeding my dream. I wasn’t and still not the perfect mom with everything together. The day M was born was not what I had dreamed it to be. I was a nervous wreck. My makeup and hair was a hot mess. Oh why did I dream that labor pain would be no more than a simple burp. The reality was hitting me hard, labor pains HURT! This was not going to be easy. In fact everything went haywire, M and my life was on the line. I remember before losing conciseness was this all just a dream. Upon waking up in the recovery room, I felt like being in a fog dream. I wasn’t sure did I really have M. In those few minutes I was afraid someone would wake me up and tell me M was not real or worse M did not make it. I cried and screamed. However, no one answered my scream. I remember finally closing my eyes and praying “please let M be real and alive”. M was born 7 lbs & 10 inches. He was real and alive. He had to overcome some major health issues after birth but my beautiful dream of being a mom was now a reality. At last I finally was able to hold M, I was no longer dreaming. M is teaching me these truths… a positive attitude along with faith can really make dreams come true…all things are possible for those who believe….I did get my twenty plus 1 children…I became a teacher with 18 to 20 children every year in my classroom…how awesome is our Creator!

Simply an autism mom learning


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