I Cried In My Car Today

I cried today in my car on the way to the airport. I’m not sad. I am REALLY happy. 
I am so grateful 
I talked to God. I thanked him over and over again along my 2 hour ride.
Never in a million years did I think the day would come when I could leave Jordan for 9 days.
Yet there I was headed to ATL airport SOLO. When I drive I always listen to podcasts or audible books and today I chose some Rachel Hollis and as always… she makes me contemplate life as a whole and it’s funny how I realized just how happy I really am. 
I love the people I share my life with. Thank you for the texts, emails and phone calls telling me I deserve this and wishing me a great trip. I can honestly say, I am at a place where I believe it.
I do deserve it and for no other reason than the fact that I do good in the world. I try to always share joy and happiness and I treat people well.  I want more happiness, compassion and understanding and less judgment, cynicism, and hate in the world and I believe it IS possible. 
Jordan has come so far and while I know our life looks different than most families, our “really hard” days are so far apart in this season of our life and that, my friends, allows me to breathe and sleep which both seemed so far far away in our earlier years.
If you’re in a really hard season right now, I understand. I’ve been there many, many times and that’s why I’m here now sharing our story. I’ve been through the hardest days. I doubted my ability to do it, yet I kept going, just like you do. Be consistent. Do what you say.
Take care of yourself and know that YOU matter. Always presume competence. Limit the electronics, please please limit the electronics. Let them do it, mama, don’t do it for them, whatever “it” is.
Talk nice to yourself. You’re doing a much better job than you take credit for. 
Celebrate the little things. Always have hope and NEVER stop believing in what might be possible.
You never know, one day you might find yourself sitting alone in the airport ready to board a flight to Seattle to vacation with your BESTIE of 40+ years like I am. 
This was written by Shannon Urquiola at Not Your Average Autism Mom
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