1. Kelbungy
    March 1, 2021 @ 8:54 am

    I’m crying….a big thanks to your husband for modelling the behaviour I’m still struggling to attain as I parent my 10 yr old with ASD. And to you too for doing what you do and writing how you write. God bless!


  2. Victoria DeMay
    March 1, 2021 @ 9:22 am



  3. Maggie Britton
    March 1, 2021 @ 10:55 am

    What a lovely, lovely tribute to your husband. (Can you please let us know when you’re going to be especially poignant? I am sitting here crying at this beautiful post and my mascara is running down my cheeks. At work!!!) Jack is so lucky to have you both as parents.


    March 1, 2021 @ 2:05 pm

    Thank you again, Carrie. I’m one of those dads. But also a mom of sorts, because the birth mother decided it was all too hard to cope and she split 28 years ago, and never came back even to visit, so I’ve done it without a mother’s input. That dad instinct is very strong, but “they” keep kicking us at every opportunity. My daughter’s physical demands on my body finally made it necessary to place her in a group home recently. After a couple months, even the court couldn’t understand why a 30+ year old non-communicative child only communicates with her dad by kisses on the mouth. “Too inappropriate” you know!. So I was replaced as her legal conservator, and only with supervised visits. And I can no longer bring her to church, either. As your post indicates, the battles are never over.


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