I often wonder what John Michael's deepest wishes are... Or what he dreams about...
Do you ever wonder?
Greta told me yesterday, on her 7th birthday, that John Michael can live with her when she gets older. She said she would love it. I truly believe her. John Michael calls Greta "Princess" and he is her prince.
I guess my biggest wish is for my children to continue to love and care for each other throughout life and to encourage and support each other in their endeavors. There is do doubt that John Michael is loved beyond measure by his siblings. I have great faith that John Michael will be one of those adults with Down syndrome that is a very independent self-advocate, perhaps living with a roommate in an apartment. At least that is my wish. And if he needs more support than that, he will certainly have what he needs. But I know for certain he will be well cared for by his siblings when Doug and I are no longer around. This little guy has had such a tremendous impact on us all, but especially his siblings.