I never thought I would be in this place. I never thought I would be this person. I never thought it would happen to me. These thoughts are common among parents whose child has just received a diagnosis.
When you find out your child has Down syndrome, autism, or a rare disease like my son Carter, many questions start coming to mind.
You take it in, you process it, which can take days, months, even sometimes years. Then you begin living your life in this “new normal,” learning and adapting to various changes for the rest of your life.