Dear Joey...

by tamisinfl.

Dear Joey,

"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine"... how can I begin to express what you mean to me? You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You are God's gift to me. I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. I always knew that you were a fighter and not a quitter. I think seeing you struggle in your everyday life has made me stronger and forced me to not give up when it seemed so much easier. You are not defined by your disabilities, you are conscious of them and do not dwell. For being so young (8 y/o), you are so wise. I wish I had just a sprinkle of your strength. You never cease to amaze me with your talents.

I am so lucky to have you in my life during this tough time. I am hurting and trying to understand why this has happened. I am loved unconditionally by you every day and I am thankful for your sweet kisses. When you rub my back gently and tell me "everythings going to be ok, mommy", my heart aches that you are in as much pain as I am over this. I watch you when you are sleeping and I pray that I get better so we can run around and play basketball and go to the beach again soon. You were my one dream that came true. I love you so much, baby, much more than you will ever know. I am so lucky to have you for my sweet son. Thank you for making my dream come true.

Mommy xoxox