The tiny little person who we were most concerned about in terms of dealing with her brother’s Autism pretty much schooled us on how to deal with her brother’s Autism.
I can still remember the first time that my sweet-faced, doting, little princess ripped my heart out. She was two.
Will there be overwhelming events for my non-verbal son? Sure. Will there be judgmental people? Definitely. Are they the norm and do they define who we are or what we do? Not at all.
The hardest thing about my non-verbal son’s first day of school was sending him alone on that bus.
I forced myself to ride the exercise bike for at least 30 minutes and did a series of weights afterwards. With each rep, I seethed with anger.
They are stream of consciousness words. Most times, I don’t even know what they are going to be until I say them.
We’re all artists who can’t enjoy our own work because we see the errors that no one else does.
You stop caring about what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.
You keep waiting for an adultier adult to run in and say, “Ladies and gentlemen, this person is a liar!”