My mission is clear and I am feeling calm when I think of the future. This is a big deal. I really felt I needed to document this moment. I hope that I will remember to read this entry the next time I am consumed with existential anxiety.
My daughter is happy. She is healthy. She was built to be naturally incapable of "people pleasing" ( admittedly an oversimplification of ASD). She struggles with spoken language because she will take in more visual information than I can ever dream of.
We have not been told by anyone "she will never..." We HAVE been told we have quite a bit of work with a few developmental areas BUT never told "never."