I spy two people, two beating hearts, and six years together. I see a couple raising two children with loss of sanity. This man took down my walls even though I thought they were as tough a Superman. Six years ago he gave me a chance to show my true self. Six years later I spy two couples being exactly where they need to be granted the universe gave challenges to separate them. With every challenge popping up like kennel corn these two people grabbed a figurative bowl and chowed down. I see two people who will forever stand together united even though one of them is ridiculously hard to love.
This couple in the picture looks normal what you don’t see is they have struggled. They struggle with autism in their eldest child. They struggle to show the world that their son sees the world uniquely. On days with meltdowns and hidden struggles the man in this photo is our rock. The woman in the photo tries to hold everyone together whiles sometimes she falls apart. The other child can be so caring, yet he is a crazy feral toddler. His world presents so different from his brothers but the couple here will love him to the ends of the world. This couple in the photo will not show how they struggle hard in the role of parenting two wild boys. What I see when I look at it is two parents teaching love and patience.
They have struggled to fight hard to survive in the world they live in today. Their motto “embrace the chaos” suits them so well. This couple still wishes for normalcy further down their road to forever but for right now they will fight the good fight knowing how delicate they are. They stand on the ball of life balancing what they can. They have to act selflessly right now to grow seeds of love in their children’s minds. I spy two people watering and providing the essence of life growing the family garden with two beautiful tiny humans in tow.
I spy struggles, challenges, and hopes given out by these two people. I spy beyond this photo everything will be OK. Grabbing my telescope I spot two people who are going to make it.
Written by Ali Johnson