With autism diagnoses rising, more and more parents find the challenges of caring for an autistic child added to the everyday strains and stresses – and joys -- of family life. In a deeply personal, honest, humorous set of essays, Martha Johnson Bourlakas grapples with life -- life as a person of faith, life as a wife and mother, life as a clergy spouse (her husband is bishop of Southwestern Virginia), life as the parent of a developmentally disabled young adult, life as one unable to maintain pretense. Reading these essays is like sitting down over coffee with a good friend to commiserate and laugh with someone who understands.
"• Vulnerable, honest, funny
• Written for women -- and men -- of faith
• Tackles head-on the difficulties and joys of family life, especially with a ""special needs"" child