I have a daughter who has autism and I think the very same things you do that she will never grow out of it and be “normal.” I know unwittingly this will not be the case, she may grow out of some of her issues as she ages as I’m assured.

I joke that she will be 80 percent a normal person once she grows up which is better than the 50 percent normal person I see myself. Ha! Ha! Ha!

“I had to accept that, beyond a major miracle of my soulmate dropping from the sky, my life would never include a significant other, and my only children would have fur,” even though I’m not autistic, I had problems with relationships my whole life and when I turned forty I thought I would never marry and have children. When I turned forty eight I married and had my daughter.

Never give up, living outside of the box is what makes you unique.

ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer.

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A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames

ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer.