Sunday, January 11, 2015

Unconditional love

What do you see when you look at this face?

I see love. I see a huge smile. I see a boy that won't let me take video of him because he is too busy posing for a still picture. I see unconditional love.

This boy has been through hell and back. This boy is only 2 1/2 years old. This boy is my miracle. This boy saved my life. 

As a  parent of a child with a rare gene mutation, I probably take more pictures of him then most parents take of their children. The hard reality is that we will probably end up burying him. This is both a blessing and a curse to us. I don't know what I will do when that day comes but I hope to be still caring for him, like I am now.

I take pictures like this one and download it onto a cloud drive and print it off so I will always have it to look at. I don't ever want to forget his face, his laugh, his smile. I want to always be able to look at him and remember what true, unconditional love is.

I look at him and my eyes fill up with tears. My heart swells with pride. And no matter how crappy of a day I am having, I just have to look at him and he will put a smile on my face. He has  a lot of issues, but no worries. He can't do what most kids do at his age, but he is doing more then anyone ever expected. He can't speak, but has taught me more about life then I ever imagined. He is getting heavy to carry, but I will carry him as long as I have to.

What do you see when you look at this face?   

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