The guilt that erodes the soul of special needs fathers is a brutally toxic force in the dynamic of special needs families.
If we view the peace that we seek in life to be separate from what we experience in our journey of parenthood, we will be searching for a long time.
You can’t carry the thoughts of future pain into your present. They’re just too heavy.
In the months after our son’s autism diagnosis, things were unimaginably difficult. For the first time in my life, I prayed.
There’s no easy way to say it. Buckle up. You’re in for a whole lot of work. And none of it is optional.
My wife told me that our son had been diagnosed with autism over the phone.
Every second we deny the reality of special needs parenting, we put distance between us and people who need our strength.
Sean Patrick Hughes, with a brief description of a time when Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Rush engaged in a political brawl over Yellow Fever.