Happy Mother's Day.
Xan is very lucky to have Tracy as a mom. Even in his most challenging times, by issues or attitude, she loves him unreservedly and completely. While understanding his problems and struggles, she never lets him settle for less than his best - much as he tries to convince her too. When exhausted after a long day at work, she always puts him to bed so they can have some time to themselves. Even when sick - which she is today, continuing our trend of special days equaling problems - she takes care of Xan. She always sets a great example of parenthood, giving Xan a support system unrivaled and a hard to reach example for me to follow.
Even with all the extra struggles of Xan's autism and nonverbalness, she manages to be caring and patient. It's hard to know what he thinks at times, but it's obvious he loves mommy and I think he knows he's lucky to have her.
If for no other reason than to give him a break from me.
Happy Mother's Day, Tracy. You are an inspiration. Even though Xan doesn't say it, he knows it.