Written by my 11 year old with notes I found that she had scattered. She is the older sister of a younger sister who is on the autism spectrum. As hard as it is dealing with autism at times it is hard to be in that role of taking a back seat to her and we try to make sure that does not happen. I think we are doing a good job or at least it seems she thinks so.
Married for 12 years to a wonderful husband, which gave us two beautiful girls. Like most work full time, play taxi mom, head to all our sporting events, and to therapies. Raising children is a challenging job, and having a child with special needs even makes it more of a challenge. We learn a lot from each other and would not change a thing. We feel blessed to have each other and take what we have day by day. If our stories touch one other family or child to show them being different is "OK" then we did our job.