Zoom Autism Magazine Issue12 - Page 10

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Magazine release week is always a crazy time in my household . My family has quickly learned that when ZOOM is coming out , Mommy is very stressed . Last issue , while knee-deep in publishing mode one night , I realized that I had forgotten to take anything out for dinner . Usually I would call my hubby and ask him to just pick up something on the way home , but he was away on a business trip . Thank goodness , I remembered that I had a few pizzas in the freezer just for these types of occasions . I called my sweet daughter into my office and begged her to do me a favor and put the pizza in the oven . My baby girl took one look at her pathetic mama and agreed to help me out . In fact , she not only agreed , she kissed me softly on the head and said , “ It ’ s okay , Mama . You keep working . I got this .” I told you she was sweet . But wait . It gets better . About twenty minutes later , my awesome son walked into my office with a slice of awkwardly cut pizza on a plate and placed it on my desk . “ What ’ s this ?” I asked , genuinely surprised . He replied , “ I know you won ’ t stop , and you need to eat , Mother , so EAT .” Then he walked away , shutting the door behind him so as not to disturb me . As I sat there eating my awkwardly cut slice of pizza , I started to cry , for I realized just how lucky I was to have this incredible amount of support . And that is what this issue of ZOOM is all about — SUP- PORT .

many of our readers may already be familiar , the Wilson family . Jess Wilson is the incredible author behind the extremely popular Facebook page and blog Diary of a Mom where she shares her sense of humor , her thoughts and her family ’ s experiences ( with their permission of course ) with her 300,000 plus readers . When we decided on support as the theme of this issue , we knew Jess would be the perfect person because , not only does she support her family and they her , but also , she has created a wonderfully diverse , caring and supportive virtual community as well . Each of the Wilson clan wrote their own short essay , which they all called FAMILY . That was pretty much all we gave them as far as a topic . We wanted to see what “ family ” meant to them . In fact , we never even told them that the real theme of the issue was support ; yet , as you will see , that is exactly what you will find mixed into each piece : love , a sense of understanding and support for one another !
We also bring you several articles that deal with
Our cover story is about a family with whom
My sweet Bella reminds me often that , together , we can do anything !
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