First let me say, I did not make this video. It is from You Tube made by another parent. I saw it about a year ago and just loved it.
The video is a tribute made to parents that have a child or children with autism. The song “Stand” by Rascall Flatts is absolutely perfect. The words tell exactly what it is like for a parent raising a child on the spectrum, it is a daily battle for all of us but at the end of the day we HAVE won that days battle.
You feel like a candle in a hurricane. Just like a picture with a broken frame. Alone and helpless, like you’ve lost your fight. But you’ll be alright, you’ll be alright.
Chorus: Cause when push comes to shove, you taste what you’re made of. You might bend til you break, cause it’s all you can take. On your knees you look up, decide you’ve had enough. You get mad, you get strong, wipe your hands, shake it off. Then you stand, then you stand.
Life’s like a novel with the end ripped out. the edge of a canyon with only one way down. Take what you’re given before it’s gone, and start holdin’ on, keep holdin’ on.
Every time you get up, and get back into the race. One more piece of you starts to fall into place.
The words are very true. Autism is autism, so there is no end. We as parent have no choice but to “STAND“