Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding cakeMark and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary today. When I married Mark, little did I know I'd be finding my way toward a new family - my friends in the autism world. You mean the world to me and my girls. Thank you.

Our folks are in the background. The highlight of the reception was when my FIL played the spoons as my Uncle Jerry (whom I adore) played the trumpet. It was so much fun. I miss Mike Stag very much. My Grandmother was alive. I miss her too.

(PS) I didn't know what gluten free meant when I cut into that cake.... Le sigh.

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Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism, she writes for Autism File Magazine, HuffPo, TodayMoms and elsewhere. Her book All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is now available in paperback with bonus content, recipes and a book club/academic guide.


naomi said...

Happy Anniversary! I think it would be amazing to have a collection of wedding pictures of autism parents and for us to write a little about what we didn't know then in relation to what we are doing in the moment captured in the picture. In my favorite picture we are dancing and my new husband is cupping my face to kiss me. I didn't know then that dancing in the kitchen with my "Floppsy" hypotonic 2 year old daughter would be the most hilariously sweet experience. I didn't know that kisses, the sound and thought of them would terrify my son and that we would take a long journey before learning that special sort of creativity it takes to express love to a sensory defensive child. Sorry to ramble. Your post struck me as especially poignent.

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

GREAT idea - life "before"