. . . is such a hard and terrible thing. The physical work of it. The emotional work. The worry. The stress. The effect it has on your other children. The isolation. The judgement from others. The dismissal from others. It changes how you do EVERYTHING. And yet, my boy is so wonderful. He is so loving and creative. So determined and capable in so many ways. It is so easy to forget and get caught up in every day survival. This picture is one of my favourites. My brother took it, and it helps me to remember how great my boy is.