This morning I started my day feeling a little blah. Then I came onto cafe mom and decided to read some posts. Still feeling blah I was going to close it out. I saw the post What have you learned about yourself by lucasmadre and I decided to reply to it. That is when it happened. The blah feeling began to fade and I was feeling better about myself. To list the positives of my life with a child with autism and how I see myself made me feel better. Then I read a reply by Jodee24 and I got goosebumps and wanted to cry tears of joy. Her dd said mama for the first time and it made me realize why this group is so important to me. You ladies remind me daily of the joys that come with autism. That even the darkest days have a ray of sunshine. That you just need to hold your head up high in the right direction and feel the warmth of the sun. Thank you for being such a great group. Thank you for sharing your ups and downs with autism. and thanks for lending that much needed support when I am at a lost and need it most.