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.
It’s not about speech, spectrums, or understanding. It’s about who we are as people.
I had done nothing wrong, but at the time, their confused glances sure made me feel that way.
Not the “Autism Awareness” where you are aware of what Autism is.
Autism or not, sing to your kids. Even if you, like me, never sing for anyone else, do it for them.
Of course, if anyone does them wrong, I would go buck on them. That’s a given. But I’ll just wait until that happens.
The negatives that are always so bright in our faces can usually overpower the positives that they create.
In a world where everyone is striving to fit in, any small difference for your kid can be concerning.
These seemingly “ruined” photos used to cause me grief. Now, I see them for what they truly are…
I tried not to view this proud moment as an opportunity for a future let down due to misplaced expectations.