Dear Special Nation citizens,

Here is what happened in year 2 of my 30-year marriage: the birth of my son Diego, who, over time, came to be diagnosed as autistic, bipolar and cognitively disabled (they called it “mental retardation” but I believe that’s no longer considered a PC term).

It’s True: Having a Child Changes Everything

Anyhow, that’s the way I remember it.

Thank you for reading,

Daniella

PS: I’m revisiting and writing about my marriage story in chronological order. Episode 1:

First Marriage, Then Baby

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Dear members of this very Special Nation,

It’ll be my 30th wedding anniversary this year, so I’ll be writing about this crazy journey and how my son Diego’s disability (they call it “autism” though I’m no longer sure about the term!) figures within it.

Here’s the first story:

First Marriage, Then Baby

I was stunned to discover I have exactly one photo of Cesar and me before we got married. Here it is, at the very beginning of our journey:

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Daniella Mini

Daniella Mini

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