Autism Dad: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving eve – San Diego, CA. Ben’s still in his PJs. Just now he ripped off his top and planted himself on a tree trunk. He’s sitting there as I write, soaking the late afternoon rays, in his own world but very much in my orbit too. Dad is somewhere—maybe at the donut shop—while Ryan is curled up in front of the TV. And Katie, my angel, is in the kitchen preparing for tomorrow’s feast. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt part of a real family, and a long time since I’ve had a traditional Thanksgiving. That notion of happiness that I harbored and which seemed so elusive…right now, it’s staring me in the face.

For this taste of “happiness” I am grateful. And truth be told, it tastes even better than the turkey. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

 

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4 Responses to Autism Dad: Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Beautiful sentiment, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family!

  2. lorenakoran says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Autism Dad and family!

  3. carla says:

    Awesome!!! So very happy for your happiness!! Glad for the traditional Thanksgiving:) carla

  4. Hey – I just checked in on your blog. I like what you guys are about. My son is 16, diagnosed with Aspergers about six years ago. My hope is that ‘you are still blogging. Its a good blog. I haven’t seen anything, so I went to your last blog … November of 2012. Peace, T

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