On a number of occasions over the last few days I have attempted to write something meaningful for this monthly post of mine!
I am stuck....
I am missing my friend, who is still in ICU. It has now been five weeks and we still don't know the outcome.
As mentioned in last month's Hopeful Parent post, the tragedy has been a wake up call for me. What on earth is going to happen to my Nick should anything happen to me and/or my husband?
Some time last week, I found myself alone with my first born, Thomas. I am not sure where it came from and I certainly didn't plan to bring up the subject of Nick's future. I blurted out, "I am sorry Tom, Tom... I never wanted to put you under this pressure, however, there may come a time that you will have to be responsible for Nick".
There was a short pause; and then he said....
"I am willing to take it on. He is my brother".
I love him deeply for his maturity and his commitment to his brother. I remain hopeful that I am around long enough so that he doesn't have to take on the responsibility.
Di lives in sunny South Africa and she blogs about autism and all that goes with it over at the Bright Side of Life