It’s always amazing to me how having children changes you. There are levels and depths of Love, Sacrifice and Sorrow are known only to parents. My brother and sister-in-law just found out their daughter is autistic. Although I cannot understand their particular pain, I do understand the feelings of a parent when a doctor tells you your child’s life will hold some challenges that you didn’t expect.
One thing that I always thought at that point was my child was still the same child, nothing had changed about them. My understanding of how to be a good parent for them just became greater, my understanding of what my child needed from me in life expanded.
I just wanted my brother and sister-in-law and their kids to know that we love them and are here for them.