Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Friend for Life

So, after a lovely two days in the mountains, both boys have developed a cold.

True to his high energy and quick burning metabolism, Weston churned through the sore throat, stuffy nose and cough symptoms quickly and is well on his way to recovery, begging me to return to school.

Nicholas, on the other hand, has a weakened immune system, and true to his laid-back nature, he is struggling to recover from this nasty bug. Unlike Weston, he is in no particular hurry to return to school.

Upon hearing the news that Nicholas was under the weather, my good friend "S" dropped by our home to visit our sniffling patient. With her, she brought this adorable, fluffy, stuffed puppy. Nicholas immediately hugged his new furry friend for life and said with his whole heart......

"I love him."

He has not stopped kissing and carrying his new best friend.

My friend "S" is the most thoughtful and generous person that I have ever met. I have known her since the fourth grade. That's right.......the fourth grade! I don't think there is anything that I have in my life today....that I have had since the fourth grade!

We have gone from jungle gyms and junior proms to jobs, marriage and children of our own. 

She is kind, thoughtful and a good listener. She is a loving caretaker to friends and family alike and is always the one who happily organizes "get-togethers" with the girls. She is an awesome athlete, a true "natural" in every sport she ever played. She has a happy face, smiling eyes and the most contagious and hearty laugh that you have ever heard in your life. We have shared a good many of these side-splitting, tear-forming laughs together throughout our lives.

Lately, she has been like a sister to me.
Thank you S......for all that you do for me and my family!