When our children were born, we looked forward to what they would become as they blossomed forth into the world. They had so much potential.
Teacher. Scientist. Fire Fighter. Business man or woman. Doctor. Lawyer. Engineer. Mechanic. Nurse. Caregiver. Hero. Writer. Leader. Minister.
We were filled with dreams, wishes, and hopes for our children. But then we began to notice differences in their development. They didn’t speak, walk, move, or connect as well as the other children in our lives – their siblings, cousins, classmates. We listened in secret pain as our friends and siblings crowed about the achievements of their little Einsteins and future athletes. Our children walked late, talked late, and reacted in strange ways to the events around them. Continue reading