Being a parent is like a journey in a fantasy novel. The main story is something that sounded like a good idea¬†(just like the idea of having children). You chose the main characters (your spouse, your children) and other characters will show up from time to time as well.¬†Some of the main points were not up to you (such as your child’s diagnosis), and sometimes words will appear on the page when you never agreed to write them. But as you move through the diagnosis and learn how to maneuver each new day (just like the heroine/ hero does in the story), you get more familiar with the surroundings. You learn how to read the words and figure out the main plot points. You learn to connect with the main character (your child) in a way you never thought possible. You become the writer of the story instead of the reader looking in. You help your child (the main character) not only to fight through ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) but also to have wonderful adventures along the way. You teach your child how to interact with the other characters and how to enjoy the scenery their world takes place in. The point is to make their story a story worth living.