Thursday, October 2, 2008
Again, nothing new to report. Owen seems comfortable, and there have been no changes that we have noticed since I last wrote.
I received the digital scrapbook of Owen's Make a Wish trip from Creative Memories today! I like it, although, of course, looking through it there are things I would like to change about it. It is really nice, though. I also got a book from Snapfish that I made of a variety of pictures from the past year, which is also nice-but is only pictures and captions-there is MUCH less that you are able to do with that. Anthony will be taking it to school with him tomorrow.
I have to imagine that it is so hard for the teachers to know what to say to the kids in his class. It's hard for us to explain things and to know what to say. The school has been really remarkable in dealing with the boys and the extraordinary situation they are in. I can honestly say that I view them as an extension of our family. While many people have fallen away because of not knowing what to say or how to deal with this, so many others have really come forth and shown how incredible people can be, and for all of them, I am so grateful.
As I look out the window while I type, I see the sun shining on the trees, and the sky dark behind them. I am constantly reminded that no matter how gloomy things are, that the sun will still shine. No matter how bad things may seem, you will get through them, and you will laugh again, and be happy, even though it seems impossible sometimes. I hope to carry that lesson with me for the rest of my life, and that I can encourage others to see life from that point of view.