‘Motherhood is not for wimps.’
“My mother always told me, ‘Motherhood is not for wimps.’ No truer words can be spoken for any parent of a child on the spectrum. What keeps us going are the day to day and sometimes the moment to moment joys. As parents, watching our autistic children succeed or be valued for their contribution to this world are moments that melt this mom’s heart. Often, we have to find new and unique ways to help them find their joys and their successes. When we do, it is a feeling like they just reached the summit of Mt. Everest and we watched every step.” – Melanie Shong Helm, a single mother of three successful and loving adults.