In the privacy of our own home, we like to make jokes about Heather being Collin's Annie Sullivan. But that comparison is more true than it is funny.
Because of Heather, Collin can can try new things.
Because of Heather, Collin can just be a six year-old.
Because of Heather, Collin makes art.
Because of Heather, Collin makes friends.
Heather can do a g-tube feeding, check blood ketones, and work a bipap machine, oxygen tank, or concentrator, depending on the need. She can also haul Collin's 45 pound self up the slide at the playground and figure out how to keep him on a ride-on toy at recess.
Heather and Collin do a lot of laughing and singing and dancing together, but they also do a lot of hard work and therapy.
They love being together and they miss each other when they're apart.
Happy, happy birthday to one of the best presents this family has ever received.