Monday, April 30, 2012

A Tribute to Leo by Tyler

Today is Leo's 2nd birthday. Tyler had to write 1 paragraph for his writing class. He could choose the topic. Any topic. He chose Leo. It just so happened that he wrote this paragraph today on Leo's birthday so I thought I would share it.

Loveable Leo 
Tyler Shafer 
April 30, 2012 
 Leo is an extremely cute and loveable baby. Because of Leo’s genetic syndrome, which is called wolf-hirschhorne, Leo has to catch-up developmentally. When Leo was put up for adoption, he was adopted by the Shafer Family. The Shafer’s were as lucky as someone who had won the lottery. Leo has lots of therapists which come weekly because they teach Leo helpful skills. Leo makes very cute sounds. We want him to talk but he has some speech difficulties. Leo is very loveable. 

 I love Tyler's perspective. He loves his brother. So often we are told by well meaning people that Leo is so lucky to be a part of our family. I LOVE Tyler's perspective- in his own words- he says- "The Shafer’s were as lucky as someone who had won the lottery." We are the blessed ones. So, if you want to know what it feels like to win the lottery consider adoption. You will be the one blessed as you forever change the life of a child who needs a family.

 Cake decorated by Amanda
 Leo and Pop-pop
 Leo standing guard over his presents!

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