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Twenty Years Later

Wedding cakeMark and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary today.  When I married Mark, little did I know I'd be finding my way toward a new family - all of you in the autism world.   You mean the world to me and my girls. Thank you.

(PS) I didn't know what gluten free meant when I cut into that cake....

 

 

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Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism, she writes for Autism File Magazine, HuffPo, TodayMoms and elsewhere. Her book All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is now available in paperback with bonus content, recipes and a book club/academic guide.  

Comments

Kerbob1

Well, the last recent picture you posted before this wedding day photo appears by comparison shows that the smiles are still there.

Find a porch swing and tap your toes to this:

http://youtu.be/Ez24yjqRGLs

This old song for some reason is fast becoming a national anthem.

Becky Estepp

That photo just makes me smile! Happy Anniversary Kim and Mark. You are both extraordinary!

Benedetta

Look at your smiling faces. Kim you were a very pretty bride, love your gown.

Our 33 aniversary is coming up in the next couple of months. we too have pictures of cutting a cake, laughing, full of hope and excitment for the future. It was a small wedding (bigger than any kind of marriage any of our family had ever had though) - I too bought the most expensive dress I have ever owned - it had a big full skirt, with lace and lots, and lot of beads, cost 200 dollars. We married in a Baptist church and the man that married us was my father-in-law (he was a methodist preacher).

I suure never thought it would turn out the way it did. We were the perfect couple and entitled .

One of the things in your book that stood out the most for me was a brief comment you made;

"Catholic marriage class did little to break our sense of entitlement to perfection. Why would anything bad happen to us?"

Baptist and Methodist have the same problem, it is not just a Catholic thing!


Katie Wright

what a beautiful picture!
Congratulations Kim and Mark!

Mfischer

Happy Anniversary, and thank you for all you do for this family

oneVoice

Congratulations Kim and Mark.I wish you both the very best
life has to offer,especially excellent health,long-long life
so you can look after and support your family.
In stressful
days and having the experience with autism and how it changed my life and my son's life; It is so good to connect
with the community that you have allowed us to do.It helps to deal with the pain and the loss.I especially appreciate the brain-storming as we discuss so many issues.You may not be a mother Teresa,but getting close to it.

Stagmom

Anne, had I known I'd have probably been the runaway bride! God knows I have the googly eyes for it. ;) Thanks everyone. KS

AussieMum

Australia

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

Best Wishes from 'Down Under'

Elizabeth

Anne McElroy Dachel

I often look at my wedding photo and think about all the things that lay ahead for me. If only I had known then what I do now.

Kim, you're the greatest!

Anne

chantal Sicile-Kira

You two look like you were an awesome couple then, and still look that way now!

And, Kim and Mark, youARE an awesome couple!

Your family is a wonderful inspiration to all of us!

xoxo Chantal

Jeannette Bishop

Congratulations!

LJ Goes

Happy Anniversary Kim and Mark!

Harry Tembenis

LOVE the Stags! Happy Anniversary!

Carolyn M

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Gayle

Happy Anniversary Kim and Mark! Thanks for writing a book about your daughters' autism that actually made me laugh and cry at the same time! I identified with all of it as we went through many of the same experiences with our own son on the spectrum. Keep writing!

Maria Panagopoulos

Happy Anniversary! Just read your book... Thanks for sharing and continuing to fight for all of our children!

Heather Stafford

Happy Anniversary!!! Many more to come! Thanks for showing the world strength, spunk and unconditional love.
Heather

Adriana

Happy Anniversary, congratulations and many more!

dan olmsted

Kim, The first 20 are the hardest! Your family is part of mine and I have loved getting to know you all -- Dan

Donna L.

Congrats, Kim and Mark!
I think this one was written just for you:
“The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.” - Harold Nicolson

Mary W Maxwell

Hmm. Off-the-shoulder was pretty daring way back in those days wasn’t it? Happy anniversary to you and spouse. You have created love and sent it all around the world.

Jake Crosby

Happy Anniversary Mark and Kim! And many more to come!

Not an MD

Have a wonderful celebration today, Kim. Happy, happy 20th!

John Stone

Twenty years and she still has the same mischievous glint: congratulations Mark and Kim.

John

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