I know it's not just me- 2013 is being a prick of a year. It's like a weird tidal wave of sickness and sadness. It's become a conversation starter everywhere I go "2013- what the hell?"
2013 is also gong to bring some big changes for Katie. Jaylen's major surgery, the one that will either get his body functioning close to normally or set him back is coming up in the next few weeks. She is scared, worried about everything that surgery can bring but also scared of what changes it will bring. Because no matter what- he won't be like he is now. Talking about Jaylen's life, I often tell Katie I don't know if I could do what she does, be the mother she is. She is so selfless and so strong. She simply responds " You would do it because you have too. You can't be weak."
I'll be there on surgery day, trying to support a friend who is going through something I really can't imagine.