I didn't ask for this.
I didn't ask to be a father of two Autistic Boys, and three little girls that don't understand why their brothers act the way they do.
I didn't ask to be the father of a talented athlete who has become an amazing goalkeeper, but that I can't put on a team because he can't emotionally handle the ups and downs of a sporting event without an emotional outburst.
I didn't ask for a three year old who is up every night from 3-4:30, and I certainly didn't ask for that as our quality time.
I didn't ask for any of this, but I wouldn't change it. These two young boys were sent to me for a reason, and no matter how busy I get, or what path life takes me, they have become my cause. Rather than saying why me - I said "how can we fix this?"
Where the divorce rate of parents who have an autistic child is extremely high, it is a unifying cause for our family.
As parents we don't choose this - it chose us. Fight the fight, because you are the only one who will for your child. Nobody else has your child's best interest in mind other than you - speak loud, get involved and chose to fight.
I didn't ask for this. I'm just going to beat it.