Below is one of the best articles I have seen written by a special needs mother. It does an amazing job of conveying the fact that as desperately lost in grief you are at the initial diagnosis of you child that life finds a way of becoming very special. I highly encourage people to read it especially if you have a newly diagnosed special needs child.
I relate with this mom. The strange thing is Mike's dad was just at my office and said "Does Jude respond to anyone else like you? He just lights up when you get home from work like nothing I have seen".
Ps. Grab a tissue.