The Lit Pot is taking a week off!
A quick, personal story:
On a warm August afternoon, we lost our oldest son for three minutes. A lifetime, as the world ceased to exist around us. Anaphylaxis, or a life-threatening allergic reaction, was the culprit. Although he was barely a month old, he fought with a determination that saved his life. I’ve never seen a screaming child bring such relief to a room. We laughed, we cried, we held our son.
In the years that followed, we discovered that although it was minimal, our son had suffered from a developmental delay. This was due to the lack of oxygen during his departure from this world.
I cannot convey how heartbreaking, yet inspiring this young man’s life has been. He’s been bullied, ignored, and labeled by his peers, but never lost hope. He worked diligently and progressed from Special Needs Class to minimal Resource, which is one, forty-five minute class a day. I’m saddened to say that my husband and I had to battle principals, teachers, and the most asinine psychologists imaginable.
Despite all of this, our son found his way. He’s graduating high school next week. We are so proud of him.
For the past month I’ve been selecting songs and pictures for his congratulatory video, and IT HAS BEEN EXHAUSTING! As a flood of memories engulfs me each time I pick something up, I can’t help but cry with relief. My baby is going to be alright. He’s a fighter with a kind heart and an extraordinary mind. The world is a better place because he’s in it.
So, forgive me for the lack of posts, responses, or shares during this next week, for I’ll be spending time with an extremely wonderful young man who inspires me beyond compare. I’m going to laugh, I’m going to cry, and I’m going to hold my son.
Thanks for all of your love & support! See you in June!