One of the boy's favorite movies is Lilo and Stitch. There's a scene where Stitch said: "This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good".
I've always loved that quote. I believe it applies to us. Solo parent & special needs child, both fatherless, both hurting, both just trying to navigate life. Yet, despite the challenges and difficulties, the mistakes and missteps, the trials and tribulations, despite our family being little and broken and not typical, we are still good.
To this end, I've decided to put up a separate blog about our family's journey. While I appreciate all of you for supporting this blog, I know that a lot you are mainly interested in the boy (I know, he's a pretty interesting guy) & his development. I also felt that my writing has gone all over the place. Hopefully, by putting another blog, I will learn to focus. Call it an exercise in finding my writing voice, if you will. I will still write here, and you're more than welcome to stay, but if you're part of the 99%, please go ahead and follow my new blog. Whatever you decide to do, please accept my gratitude for all the support through the last three (almost four) years. I really do appreciate each and every one of you.