"Yes, I know. When I'm happy, they're happy."- Louie
This was Louie's response when I asked him if he knew how many people told us everyday that when they see him at school it makes them happy. He made it there today - nearly the full day and topped it off with homework on the computer (unusual!). This is a photo of Louie sitting for his school photo. As we drove away, my husband and I debated how we would reflect upon this year. As one we hoped would be overcast by multitudes of good years? Or, as an actual good year. Deep breath. There is a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon I photographed 2 months before Louie was diagnosed. It says "That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." I'll take a lifetime of days like today. Louie was convivial, nearly jubilant. And Neal and I ate our way through Whole Foods. On the whole, today was a good day.