I don’t keep a running tally on who has it better or worse between us. That’s not how friendships work.
Every diagnosis doesn’t require grief-stricken language.
After some very awkward apologies, we took part in an even more awkward hour of singing.
Simply put, he’s mine and I’ll watch over him forever.
Time has made many interactions I once would have thought impossible possible
Don’t let anyone heap guilt on you for the sake of their own ego.
You don’t need to have someone playing social volleyball with you to have them in your life
I still understood next to nothing about Autism and even less about what it would be like to have a non-verbal child.
The hour would end, the door would close, and we would all be alone together again.
My parenthood is neither painful nor does it require relief. When I say that I accept my son as he is, I’m not trying to fool myself and others.