It's still Autism Awareness Month, or Autism Awareness Day, ten days later.
We hear most about the Autism Moms and how fierce their advocacy is, which is great and to be commended.
We occasionally hear the same about Autism Dads. Once in awhile.
We never, ever hear about the Autism Step-parent.
The person who knowingly gets into a situation of absolute crazy.
The person who raises a child that is not his/her own as their own, even with the uncertainty, challenges and evil looks from the child.
The person who cleans up teenage shit, stays up into the wee hours and more.
The person who also tolerates the energetic singing at all hours day and night.
I have one of these amazing people in my life and I cannot thank her enough.
I also know two other guys in this situation. Tim and Terry, cheers!