Last week Mr. Wright and I were asked to write letters to our son at school. In return, he would write us back. Yesterday I opened his backpack and found his return letters.
I love you. I always belong to you. When it’s quiet you are my friend because you know me. You are one of my favorite things. Good things are about to begin because you are my friend.
Okay, for a handicapped kid that struggles every single day to communicate and express himself, I was in awe.
Like, tears streaming down my face, can’t wait to hug my sweet boy awe.
I was so excited to open the letter he wrote to me!
Here’s what it said:
It’s great to meet you. Summer Splash will be open at Seven Peaks Water Park on May 25th, 2012. I want to go.
What the what?
As if he sensed my future disappointment, he scribbled a small notation on the bottom.
Next year I will be in seventh grade.
As if I didn’t know.
As if I didn’t arrange the whole thing by meeting with multiple teachers and therapists to make sure he not only was accepted into seventh grade, but will excel there as well.
It’s all right.
I can take it.
I don’t mind being the person he seeks out for material things.
Which he most definitely will not be getting.
Anywho, so you don’t miss the girls, here’s a shot of them playing at Utah Lake last weekend.
Matthew was hiding under a beach towel playing his iPod.
Probably texting love notations to his father.
And drawing pictures of them playing together.