I believe you chose to be here.
I believe your soul knew what it was getting itself into.
I believe there is more going on here than I presently understand.
I know how guided you are.
I know you.
I know how worthy of a good life you are.
I know what a wonderful adventure this is for you.
I know how fun you are.
I know the contrast we face together propels us forward into an experience of joy, the likes of which "normal" can't fathom.
I will try my damnedest to never make you responsible for my happiness or unhappiness.
When I fail I will apologize.
I trust you to find your way.
I let go my white knuckle grip.
I honor the wisdom of your soul.
I am so very glad you are here.
So glad you are my child.
Michelle O’Neil has contributed to A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism, and Special Gifts: Women Writers on the Heartache, the Happiness and the Hope of Raising a Special Needs Child. She has written for Literary Mama, The Imperfect Parent, Age of Autism, Cool Cleveland and Sensory Integration Special Interest Section (SISIS) Quarterly Newsletter, a professional publication for occupational therapists.
Her ten year old daughter has Asperger’s.