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#8: Wife First

The day E was born, I felt my heart expand. I thought I knew love before that day. I’m married to the love of my life, after all. I do...

#7: Upside Down

Everything is upside down. Ten days ago we were a typical American family: husband, wife, two kids and a dog. Society’s definition of...

#6: Baby Sister

Driving home from the pediatrician’s office yesterday I kept turning to look at E in his carseat. He was staring out the window. What is...

#5: Mighty Hand

This is it. The day I’ve been dreading for a week. The day we meet with the pediatrician. I’m not dreading it because of the doctor...

#4: The Drawbridge

It is October 30th. A Wednesday. E should be at preschool today. He’s not. I need him here. Close to me. Where I can protect him. In the...

#3: Fix You

Oh, the meltdowns. The blank stares. The anger. Then the crying. Endless crying. It’s not E. It’s ME. I can’t seem to control them. My...

#2: Aftermath

It’s been two days since we received the diagnosis. Two days since a hurricane roared into our life and blew away the dreams we had for...

#1: The Hurricane

“Your son is on the autism spectrum. Our comprehensive assessment revealed a number of behaviors consistent with this diagnosis, such as...

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