As a parent of a child with special needs I measured success by endings. Alex made it through kindergarten, and then we moved onto elementary school. Alex made it through middle school and despite many barriers Alex graduated from high school.
But these were not ends for Alex, her A to Z go on and on. Today she is in college and in three years another end will occur and a new beginning will happen. Alex will look for a job, a place to live and a community to call her own. And yet this will not be an end, perhaps she will find a meaningful relationship and then who knows….always new beginnings.