When Emma showed interest in the mermaid, I had high hopes for Mirabelle's return. Only, it turns out, Emma's mermaid did not hold the same sort of feelings as Mirabelle had for me.
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Following Ezra, by author Tom Fields-Meyer, is not just a book about raising a child with autism; it's a very well-written book about the trails and tribulations of being a parent, period.
How we managed to get through those middle-of-the-night-awakenings month after month is something I cannot fathom. The combination of screaming in pain and requests for help -- help I am unable to give -- is what breaks my heart.
I imagined what I would say to you, Mr. President, if I had the opportunity to have dinner with you. I would speak with you about the rising numbers of children diagnosed with autism.
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