I am not the child you thought I would be.
You love me anyway.
I cannot do the things you hoped I could do.
You cheer for me anyway.
I have interests that are very different from yours.
You participate with me anyway.
I don’t respond to you the way you would expect.
You engage with me anyway.
You keep learning anyway.
My future may not be what you planned.
You encourage me to grow to be the best me anyway.
Sometimes, you get impatient and frustrated with me,
I love you anyway.
Sometimes you feel scared and your heart hurts,
I see your bravery, love and courage anyway.
Thank you for loving me the way I am Dad.
Thank you for letting me love you, the way I can.
Your Child with Autism