This picture makes me reflect every year. It was taken 4 years ago. It’s a picture of a father and his little girl walking into the beginning of a journey that will last a lifetime. I knew what I was doing when I took this picture. I wanted it to catch just the two of them. I was ready for what was about to happen inside those doors. He was still holding on to hope. Them walking thru those doors was the end of months of me trying to convince him that our little girl needed help and lots of it. The other side of those doors was where Autism was about to become our reality.
So much has happened in the 4 years since this picture. Time really does fly (except when you are in a pandemic). We have all grown in so many ways since this day. The ups and downs, the steps forward and backwards, the laughter and tears have done nothing but make our family stronger.