I have already told you that my son Devon has Autism, he was diagnosed with it 14 years ago, things have changed through the years, there is more knowledge now than when he was diagnosed. Having a child with special needs is not an easy thing, Granted I would never give up on my son.
Devon has the most beautiful smile, the warmest laugh. He loves to hug and he does like to flirt with the girls. If you look at my son he looks like any other teenager, except he isn’t. Devon can’t hold a conversation with you, he doesn’t have dreams of his future and of what he wants to be, but he can brighten up the room with his laughter, and when I think I can’t go on he gives me the strength I need. I sometimes look at the children Devon’s age and I feel that slight pain in my heart, for the things he will never be able to do, the first girlfriend, graduating high school, getting married and having children. I then look at him and see all the things he is able to do, things other parents take for granted. Devon is special, to me and everyone in our family, he has taught me to never give up, when I think I can’t do anymore, his smile pushes me and I know that for him I can do anything. We have learned to take each day as it comes and never worries about the small things, to love Devon for who he is and not cry for what he isn’t.