She was his first friend and therapist. She doesn't completely understand Autism, but then again who really does? She has her own struggles, but she worries about him. They fight and she knows how to push his buttons, but she loves him.
As a parent we worry about what will happen to our kids, if we aren't around. This thought has kept me up on many a night. This one moment will always stay in my mind. Devynn came to me. Devynn was 4 going on 5, and she comes and lays next to me. She asked, "if you and daddy die, I take care of the boys right?" I was stunned. The thought had crossed my mind. My response to her was, "we will be here for as long as we can. I want you and your brothers to love each other so much, that you would always be there for each other, but you don't HAVE TO, take care of them." She looked me in my eye and said "I want to".
I pray that their bond continues, and I pray that he nurturing soul grows stronger. I am proud to be her Mommy!