Tomorrow is my dear little Tommy's 4th birthday. Four years ago Thomas was born 16 weeks premature. He was a 24 week micro-preemie and spent 5 months in the NICU.
To say that life has been interesting since his untimely arrival would be an understatement. Predicatability, consistency, expectations...all have been thrown out the window. But joy, excitement, and love have come to us in greater quantities that one could imagine.
A few months ago Thomas was diagnosed Autistic. It was not unexpected, but a shock nonetheless. His world is not like ours, his path is not traveled in the same way as us. He is unique, he is brilliant, and he is beautiful.
Having him in our lives has given us the opportunity to grow beyond measure.
Our little family of four is complete, and we are so very grateful. He has shown us such wisdom, he has taught us compassion, and given us so much joy.
Happy Birthday sweet Thomas. I love you beyond measure. xx