Oh my God.
I just lost this morning’s post, my friends.
All of it.
Into the ether.
Yes, I know. Save as you go.
Thank you, that’s helpful.
I was too busy writing it to save it.
I’ve tried everything to retrieve it, but it has fully and irrevocably disappeared into the black hole of the Interwebz.
I don’t have time to rewrite it.
I don’t even have time to write THIS.
But I have to.
Because I need you to know.
So here’s the summary of the lost post.
Two monumental events:
One public and political, far-reaching and life-changing for thousands.
One personal and close to home, life-changing for one (plus three).
One can be found HERE
The other here ..
Yeah, I’d written a LOT more about it.
But then it went poof.
So, here’s the short version.
Autism coverage for our military families was added as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in the House yesterday, thanks to the dogged determination of a mom and her Congressman and a whole lot of other people like Karen Driscoll and Buck McKeon and Autism Votes, all of whom I’d carefully detailed in the lost post.
The bill goes onto the Senate next. It ain’t over, but this is HUGE.
So that was one – the big one with far-reaching implications for thousands.
But there was a second one too.
My girl helped cook dinner. The very child whose fear of the stove kept her paralyzed for months decided that the best way to conquer the thing she feared the most was to participate in it.
After months of learning to cook with her BCBA, conquering her fear baby step by baby step, she ASKED to help Luau cook dinner.
So there you have it. The highlight reel of what was a very long, very detailed, very emotional post.
Oh, and I’d wrapped it up with this, my favorite quote from another mom.
“We must pray for miracles, work like crazy for miracles, expect and demand miracles, and for goodness sake, we must see them for what they are when they happen.”
So yeah, post lost. Progress won. Miracles Happen.