Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Have you ever felt like no one understands your pain? Just imagine the lonely road that Carter has traveled. I mean, how many people do you know with a short leg and bum hip? Don't get me wrong, he treasures his wonderful, accepting friends and loving cousins and he's anxiously awaiting a much anticipated reunion with them. But this summer he has, on occasion, felt a bit down, lonesome and misunderstood (haven't we all?). He's never had a companion that could truly understand what he's been through. Until now.

Carter and Cas enjoying the beautiful Atlantic.

The menacing fixator always gets stares when we leave the house. You should see people's faces when they see two kids with metal pins going into their legs!
But the faces I like to see are of two boys who have found friendship in an unlikely place.
Coming to the Paley Institute and meeting children and families who have been down "our road" has been one of the unexpected blessings of our sojourn. While each of us has a unique story, we share many commonalities and really, there aren't many things in life as comforting as someone who can understand your pain.

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