It's really not that complicated...
-I have moments of frustration, anger and self-pity.
I have moments of joy, pride and celebration.
-I mourn the loss of my carefully-mapped-out life.
I celebrate the inner strength and voice I have found as I navigate my new life.
-I'm sad that my son can not (yet) fully communicate complex thoughts and emotions.
I'm awe-struck by his pure, perfect simplicity.
-I wish my daughter did not have to be burdened with the challenges of a family raising a special-needs child.
I love the maturity, strength, love and generosity she has developed.
-It cuts me to the bone when my wife has moments of sadness and pain.
I feel so lucky to have found such a wonderfully caring partner to share my life.
-I feel angry at society's ignorance and cruelty.
I am inspired by society's compassion and understanding.
-I hate Autism.
I have uncovered a depth of love I never new possible thanks to Autism.
You see? It's simple.