Jennifer Marie Dirks, Em’s Journey
MY DAUGHTER: I won’t let you quit on yourself, nor will I quit on you. I will be there with you every step of the way. We’ve looked fears head on and told them they WILL NOT run your life. And we will continue to do that every day sometimes twice when the fears come creeping out of the shadows. We will make a conscious effort daily to say to autism, it is our life. It will not rule how we live. And daily we will challenge you to be more than the sum of your diagnosis. As long as you are happy, we will ALWAYS be proud of you. We will watch you grow and we will watch you fly. Together, anything is possible.