Am I the Only One?

Life With Opal

“I’m fine, yeah I’m fine, oh I’m fine, hey I’m fine but I’m not. I’m broken.” In this song that Matthew West sings, he talks about how there are two lies we all believe. The first is that we’re supposed to have it all together. The second is that everybody’s life is perfect except yours.

I don’t know about you, but it is rare when I actually have it all together, I’m just really good at hiding when life is a mess. I have two girls ages 3 and under, and my oldest has Autism. Having two kiddos at all makes life a little tough, but add in a disability, and it makes it sooo much tougher. And I had no idea until I became a special needs mom.

I want my life to be perfect. I want to look perfect. I want to have it all together. Who doesn’t?…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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