My name is Alison Williamson and I am a mother of 4. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, so when Jason and I got married we didn’t want to wait. No books I had read or classes I had taken on being a parent could have prepared me for the journey I was about to embark on. The past 9 years have been full of overwhelming uncertainty, confusion, frustration, sadness, and all aggravated by sleep deprivation. After visiting multiple doctors and specialists my oldest son was finally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) at the age of 4. A few years later my daughter Sarah was diagnosed with Vitiligo Disease. It is an auto immune disease where your bodies pigment cells don’t function properly and you end up loosing all the pigment in your skin. After getting those things under control Life got more interesting as Jason got very sick and was very quickly diagnosed with Crohns disease. This is also an auto immune disease where your immune system attacks healthy GI track cells. And then we had Eliza. She has had one health problem after another. She has kept me on my toes and has required so much help and attention.
It has been almost 2 years since I last posted on my blog, but the past few month I have felt impressed to share my thoughts, but I felt that too much time had past that I didnt even know where to start. I also wanted to share more than just my journey and experiences with Jacob and Autism, although that is still a big part of my life. Over the past 2 years life has thrown me some curve balls that have required just as much if not more attention and care.
I wish to use this blog as an opportunity to share my experiences and the knowledge I have gained in order to help others that are struggling. My journey so far has been scary, lonely and overwhelming and I hope to help others know that they are not alone. I also hope that those not in this position can read this blog and use it to increase their awareness and understanding for those struggling with a disorder that is hidden underneath the surface.
So with that said I have decided to revamp my blog and share not only about my experience with autism but about my life in all aspects. I want to share all my experiences and how I am trying to navigate this crazy life that I have been given. So Bare with me as I write about my life, what I have learned so far, and how else I still need to learn and grow. I hopefully have a long life ahead of me to continue learning and perfecting the principles, and qualities that I desire. I continually remind myself that I am on this earth to learn and grow no matter how hard or unpleasant that process can be.