It's my birthday today and I am at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. I'm here for Carter and a long awaited assessment that we've fought tooth and nail to get (Liz did most of it but I helped her where I could). It's about family and love and it's really just another day. So I'm 39. I'm really only one day older than I was yesterday so it's not like we age a whole year over night :o)
Anyway I'm glad to be here with Carter. I'm glad he's getting the services he needs. I'm glad that we will be able to get a clearer picture of how he learns and how we can help him in his learning. I think of the Father's Day I spent in Primary Children's Hospital with him. He had the ROTA Virus and and a temperature that hit 104. It was a scary to be at the hospital and still be faced with that crisis. The virus/fever was of course the reason we were there but even in that environment I felt powerless to help him. Of course I probably knew then as I know now that the power of the priesthood is a very real thing and with sufficient faith and the will of the Lord all things are possible. I was glad when that was all over.
Carter has been through a lot in his life of almost 10 years. It is hard to believe that he is that old. So much has happened in his lifetime. I would say that despite the challenges it's been a great time, and that is why I'm I can't think of any place I'd rather be than with my son to support him.