Kids aren’t all or nothing. Neither is Autism.
It felt like Autism took away so much more than my son’s ability to do certain things. It felt like it would take away my peace, calm, and security as well.
As his Dad, it makes keeping him out of harm’s way, the hardest job I have, even harder.
They know to never listen if I ask them to smell their food or accept a Hurtz Donut.
My son is not a worst-case-scenario. He’s the realest human being I’ve ever met.
The entire process seems to go from selfless to self-serving with the click of an iPhone video.
The symbolism was shockingly on point. It was as if someone was writing this out for me to read, rather than to live.
This is the exact format of nearly every call. It must be in a handbook.
I know that it’s easy to eyeroll when you read someone says that they were “inspired” by their child’s “courage”. But let’s get serious here for a second…
I don’t keep a running tally on who has it better or worse between us. That’s not how friendships work.