Carter is one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. When I think about how lucky we are to call him his parents I just nearly pee my pants! He's so brave. He has gone through more in the last 17 months than I have been through my entire life. He truly takes things like a man. I VERY rarely see him get frustrated or down about his lot in life. He's optimistic. He's brilliant. He's so darn cute without those front teeth. He knows he's not s physically able as his friends to do things but tries to keep things in perspective. ("I know someday I will be able to ride my bike and play sports.")
Sometimes I watch what he goes through and I cry with him or for him. Watching him struggle breaks my heart. Not being able to take it away from him breaks it even more. He is mature beyond his years (I'm sure I will need to be reminded of this when he's a crazy teenager) and an absolute joy to have him around. I can't image our lives any other way than the way they are now.
Those steroid cheeks are a way of life for him. They will eventually (in over two years) go back to normal. When I see pictures of him like this it doesn't even look like him. But his smile is still Carter's smile and his eyes still twinkle like they always have.
This is my Glimpses 52 Image for the week for Chic Critique Forum.