Happy Anniversary

I have been blogging for a little over two years. I’ve logged some 325 posts.

Much has changed in that time. My views on autism continue to evolve as I learn more about what it means to have a child on the spectrum, and how quickly your opinion can change when that child begins to express himself about the subject. I have picked up new insights from this wonderful digital community of autism self-advocates and parents.

My son is much different today than he was two years ago. He continues to find his way through his middle school years, making progress according to a timeline that is all his own. Much, too, is the same. Hockey still plays a dominant role in our lives.

But most importantly, marrying Veronica, 16 years ago today, continues to be the single best decision I have ever made.

Happy anniversary, my love.

Pucks and Puzzle Pieces

Wedding Rings

Fourteen years ago today, I made the best decision of my life when I married Veronica.

I knew from the first day we met how compatible we were. We met in a sports bar during the NCAA tournament, and one of our first trips together was to see a Michigan football game. We honeymooned in New Orleans, where she accompanied me on a tour of the Superdome and tolerated me checking in on the Capitals during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

A few weeks after we were married, we took a weekend trip to Washington for a playoff game. We saw the Capitals clinch their second-round series, and I saw my wife become a hockey fan. I caught a puck that was about to nail Veronica. That puck, and the ticket stub, sits in a case on my desk to this day. Little did either of us…

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