The detour took us much farther away from our original path than I could have predicted and eventually we reach a fork in the road.
Rather than continue the Lost and Tired journey, I decided that it was time to let the past be just that, the past. Our journey has taken a new direction and one that will with any luck, be a more positive and inspiring story to share.
The Autism Dad is in many ways, the continuing journey of the Lost and Tired family, with one very significant difference. I’m now a full-time single Dad, raising my three special needs boys on my own.
I will be divorced in the very near future and my wife, the boy’s mother, no longer plays an active role in their lives. The boys have a rather tenuous relationship with her now. They only see her for two overnight stays and two weeknight dinners per month. It amounts to a little of 48 hours total, and that’s it.
It’s fair to the boys or me, and it’s from perfect. I won’t even pretend it’s healthy at this point but it’s completely out of my control.
I won’t be discussing the details of the how’s and why’s because I need to protect my kids from the knowledge they don’t need to gain at this point in their lives.
The Autism Dad blog will feature the stories of both myself and the boys as we take on this new journey together. My goal is to be as positive as I can be but not at the expense of truthfulness and reality.
Some people tend only to see the negative things I write about, but they’re missing the bigger picture. Those of you out there that live the special needs parenting life will easily be able to relate and even find comfort in reading our story because you will learn that you are not alone.
I try to say the things that need to be said, and I don’t like sugar coating the truth for other people to feel more comfortable with my life. If you’re uncomfortable or depressed by simply reading about our journey, be grateful you can simply stop reading and go back your life.
I look forward to getting to know all the new people and reconnecting with existing reader base. You are all greatly appreciated, respected and thought about. If I can ever be of any help, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 😀