Greyson has really changed our lives in so many ways. I could not possibly have imagined that we would be where we are right now 5 years ago. Everyone always says that having a child is never what you expect, no matter how much you prepare you will never be completely ready. I believed that but I could never have imagined what would transpire in our lives.
In the very beginning it was surprising how challenging it was to be a parent. Just like everyone said, I prepare myself but I still wasn’t prepared. Although, we quickly adjusted into our new lives and roles. We enjoyed being parents and growing our family. But as we uncovered Greyson’s autism the roller coaster ride of emotions got more and more volatile. Mourning what you thought your future would be and what you had planned for life was hard to handle. It took a lot of time and work for me to accept and get past all of that.
I feel this all happened for a reason. It was really a gift. God gave us Greyson because he was meant to be ours and we were meant to be his. I would have never been a good parent if none of this happened. I have grown so much from the roller coaster and I am a much better person and father because of all of it. I have always felt out of place, like I didn’t belong and was different. Now I am a part of something incredibly special. A family that I am meant to be a part of. I never knew where I was meant to be but I finally found the place I belong, my home! This incredible family!