Today my son Daniel turns 21. I am finding I have many emotions that are going along with this special birthday. I keep thinking of how things could have been. He should be out serving the Lord on a mission and due to come home with in the next few months but he isn't. Daniel can't go on a mission or to college because he is disabled. But, very often I have to remind myself that what could be doesn't matter and I need to focus on the good I have and what the eternal perspective with Daniel is. That really makes me feel better. I hope I have explained this right. This is all so hard to put into words. Here is a picture that was taken at the hospital on Feb. 15th the day he came home from the hospital. Below is a little talk I wrote that a lady asked me to do as part of her Relief Society Lesson many years ago. This explains a lot of how I feet about Daniel then and really how I still feel about him now. I love him soooo much.
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