This week is all about the preparations for my garden party. I turned 50 in April and next Saturday I'm going to celebrate that with about 60 guests. I realized that this is the first big party that I have been giving since the birth of our autistic son. If you have children you cannot go back to your old life of going out and planning spontaneously. In the beginning that's difficult until you realize that you have been transformed into a more interesting version of yourself. Then you are the rock in the surf for your children, because they cannot live without it. Most parents know what to do intuitively; Be the light that your kids need.