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.




Saturday, December 17, 2016

Trophy Mom and Dad

Yesterday, Nicholas brought his Christmas project home from school.

He was asked to make a trophy.


and dedicate it to his hero.



We are not unlike other selfless special needs parents
 who battle through the minefields
 of heart-wrenching medical issues
in an effort to improve the lives of their children,

Our needs as a couple,
and as individuals
 are often neglected
as we carry out our duties
with a faithful sense of determination
so we may persevere through the unimaginable.

So, I guess it is appropriate
we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary
at Children's Hospital in Boston with Nick.

But perhaps our teamwork
and super human effort to endure,
did not go unnoticed by our sensitive son.