If Only I Knew …
Over the March break Dante went to camp. It’s a terrific camp that has a ton of different activities for the children. One day Dante’s camp counselor called my wife to tell her that Dante climbed the rock wall! You can see him almost at the top left in the picture. When I saw the picture the first thing I thought was, If I could have seen this picture when we got the diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome it would have saved me many sleepless nights.
If only I knew, Dante could reach the top.
If only I knew, how focussed Dante would be on achieving his objectives.
If only I knew, how competitive he would be.
If only I knew, how happy Dante would be and how much happiness he would bring our family.
If only I knew, how lovable he would be.
If only I knew, how much Dante would keep our whole family on track.
If only I knew, how funny he would be.
If only I knew Dante, I could have skipped a lot of the heartache and got right to loving him.
… but I guess that’s the challenge with life. Most of the time we don’t “know” until its too late. The key therefore, is to find something you can believe in.
I’ve learned a good place to start is to believe all of our children are awesome … because they are!