Jack is unique.
I prefer to think of him as normal and slightly autistic. Of course I know that he thinks differently and that he has struggles most kids don't. Sometimes those worries get the best of me. Sometimes I wonder if I have what it takes as the parent of a child with a diagnosis. Other times I wonder what he'll be like as he matures into an adult, and what that may involve for us as parents. But you know what, at the end of the day I wouldn't change a thing about him. He's funny, smart, energetic, and kind. He has a great laugh and the sense of humor to go with it. Maybe he is different, but I love him the way he is!
Yesterday, he randomly told me he loved me - something he rarely does. There's nothing like hearing, "I love you, mom!!"