Twelve years ago this sweet kid gave me more than I could ever hope for...joy.
As many of you know, I was in the heart of a dark period in my life. I had lost hope, felt attacked and well, joy was sparse in my life. Haleigh had just been placed in a pediatric nursing facility some 160 miles from our home. My heart was broken. I felt like a failure as a mother. I was exhausted. I felt angry at what had happened to her. I felt hopeless because I couldn't cure her and I couldn't come up with the $30K a month for her care after our grant expired. I was definitely in a pit.
On February 25, 2000, my life changed for the better. This little guy healed so many of my wounds. He gave me new hope, and most of all a renewed sense of joy. He gave my sweet Sarah a sibling she would grow to love on and play with. He gave us all the "normal" cries of anger instead of incurable pain; smiles when he was happy and he slowly helped my broken heart begin healing.
my adorable knight, age 4.