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.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Day of Sadness

I am sad to report that the body of M's father has been found. Police located it in the wooded area behind his home this morning.

The last few days have been very stressful for this local family. They will now have some closure and can begin their process to heal. Although, I am not sure how a young boy ever learns to live without his father? Our tiny town has wrapped their arms around this grieving mother and her two sons.

Weston is very sad for his friend.

What should be a day of love, has become a day of sadness for all.

We will do our best to support this family. Please continue to pray for them.

Thank you all for your support.

In honor of M's father Bo:
The Traveler
He has put on invisibility.
Dear Lord, I cannot see—
But this I know, although the road ascends
And passes from my sight,
That there will be no night;
That You will take him gently by the hand
And lead him on
Along the road of life that never ends,
And he will find it is not death but dawn.
I do not doubt that You are there as here,
And You will hold him dear.

Our life did not begin with birth,
It is not of the earth;
And this that we call death, it is no more
Than the opening and closing of a door—
And in Your house how many rooms must be
Beyond this one where we rest momently.

Dear Lord, I thank You for
the faith that frees,
The love that knows it cannot lose its own;
The love that, looking through
the shadows, see
That You and he and I are ever one!
- James Dillet Freeman