It wasn’t easy! Especially as a single mother. It was downright overwhelming. As much as I did, it never felt like enough. On top of that, I had my own share of challenges to deal with - like losing my sister and my mother, who were two of the closest people to me in life.
I also had to realize that I could never change Isaiah’s autism – no matter how many schools, or therapists, or other specialists I threw at it. Nor could I change any of the other challenges life threw at me. Isaiah and I had to learn how to accept our challenges, live with them and make the best of our lives, where we were, with what we had.
And through it all, we’ve worked hard. Fought hard. Remained committed. Persistent. Determined. We have survived and thrived because of our commitment to self-acceptance and perseverance.