Monday, April 05, 2010
Meet My Son...
It was a wonderful Easter!
I spent the afternoon with my oldest daughter Pam (and her husband & three sons!) and my son, Ben. I don't believe that you've met Ben...
Ben is my "middle" child. Although I don't know how I could possibly be old enough to have a middle child as old as Ben!
Sable LOVES Ben.
I think it's because he doesn't yell at her when she climbs up on him to give him kisses!
Pam and Karl brought their new puppy (a tiny "Teddybear") named "Piper" to meet the family. What a little doll!
"That little fur ball may be cute but she better stay away from MY Ben!"
Ben has Cerebral Palsy as a result of a very traumatic delivery and an incompetent obstetrician. He is unable to walk or feed himself or do most activities that we take for granted. Yet, he lives on his own. He owns a mobile home and has home-health-care aides that come in to bathe, feed and dress him and take care of his personal needs. I am SO proud of my son! Ben is independent, smart as a whip (he gets that from his Mom!) and a kind and sensitive human being who cares deeply about others. Ben is proud of all that he has accomplished in spite of his disability and has many friends who contibute to the fact that he has made a good life for himself.
But he won't let me use his nickname on a public forum...
I love you _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _!