Our journey together has been filled with an abundance of love and laughter. I was apprehensive about moving to New York on my own and working in Manhattan, even on a temporary basis. Coming from the Midwest I was unsure of what to expect and was quickly overwhelmed with all the commotion and speed of the city. What are the chances that you and I would meet and under the circumstances in which we did?
Our lives have also been touched in a way I never thought possible. Despite the challenges of raising a child with autism, Diego has taught us so much more about ourselves and life in general. We face each obstacle together and our two sons are extremely fortunate to have such a caring and compassionate mom. Your patience, support and determination to help Diego are the qualities that make you our ultimate autism warrior mom.
Special needs parenting has proven to be difficult but with each round of tears also comes the joy of seeing our son make significant progress. Today I am reaching out to simply say one thing to you: THANK YOU! Thank you for bringing your hope, love and guidance into the kid's daily lives. Thank you for always knowing what to do and say when the kids are upset or sad. Finally, thank you for being there for this special needs father, as I spread awareness, acceptance, and knowledge of autism on behalf of our beautiful son, Diego.