Brooklyn, My first little love. I pray that 2013 is a healthier year for you without surgery, seizures, or hospital stays. I hope that it is a year of scientific breakthroughs for Rett Syndrome that will bring us a cure or at least treatments that might help some of the the more devastating symptoms of Rett; because even though you are the strongest, bravest, most patient little girl I know – you shouldn’t have to be. I pray that you continue to have an amazing year in second grade and this fall as you move into third grade I hope you once again have an amazing teacher and are surrounded by friends. Most of all I hope that each day of this year you know how much I love you, believe in you and how much I am inspired by you….you have made me a better person and for that I can’t thank you enough.
Boston, my baby boy. I pray that 2013 will bring you some words or other form of communication because I want more than anything to know what thoughts are going through that sweet little head of yours. I hope you continue to love preschool, learn lots, and above all that you develop friendships there, because everyone deserves a buddy and you have so much to offer. I hope that you know that I love you (so much it hurts sometimes) and I hope that every day brings a smile to your face – because that smile changes hearts!