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A Light In The Darkness – No Ordinary Love

She is still in the hospital – Aley has been on the phone via text with her constantly through the day. There was a bit of an issue yesterday afternoon. For some reason a doctor decided to run a test on her heart in order to “see if it could recover from an shock” so they gave her an adrenaline shot, K suffered a mini seizure and now has amnesia. I SWEAR I am not making this up – is it real life fairytale people…She remembers bits and pieces.

Aley has faithfully spent all yesterday talking her through it, reminding her of things, telling her stories. Bit by bit she is building a picture. Aley told me about the afternoon: her mom took a picture of her sleeping and sent it to him saying she was dreaming of him. When she woke up, they were chatting and she asked him if it was weird for him that she didn’t remember. He told her not really, that she remembered some and that mattered. He said I love you and when she said it back, he asked her if it was weird for her to say that not knowing why. She told him a little but that she knew it was true because she could feel it. She told him she had dreamed of him. And when he asked her about it she told of the memory of how it felt the last day she saw him and had to leave him.

I have talked with Aley and he realizes that he has ‘stumbled’ into something that most people spend their whole lives searching for. I told him in all seriousness to hold onto it, because it was something precious. I have never been prouder of him than I am now. His character is shining through loud and clear. After the initial shock has worn off, he has been responsible, strong, patient and very supportive to her through this whole thing. Most definitely I see that he has become a man.

I am honored that he is sharing with me. He has come once or twice to give us updates about how she is doing and what is going on. My husband and I were in the kitchen and he stopped briefly to ask if we happened to have money for a round trip…. he didn’t get much further before we had to say no we did not, much as we wished we did and could send him to be at her side. I see him in a bright light, standing at the side of the maiden fair, in shining armor. I wish so bad we could, I know that he could help. If she came home after four days in a coma to him, and he has been there to help her how he can and been doing so admirably – then being there to hold her hand or touch her face would light the darkness for her.

Lost in the shadows she can feel this powerful love that they share. She knows that he is the one for her and as much as it going on – that love keeps them connected through the miles. I cannot do justice to the way it feels in a parent’s heart to see and recognize that their child has found true love. Their soul mate. Aley is, and always has been the steady one. He is logical and methodical in his life. He is a strong tower that stands amid the storms for her. I haven’t given him enough credit for that. I’ve known it was there, but it has never shined so brightly before.

You have to stand back and watch them go. You prepare them their whole lives for this moment, and much as it hurts, you know it is time. I don’ worry as much as I used to. I see how wonderful they are, yes we all have our faults, but now I am seeing their strengths. I am encouraging them to use those and by example now, teaching them how to fly with them. Cameron has shared some private plans with me that make me bust with pride as well.

Where once I saw children in all three of these young people, I see it changing. I see a man and a woman, in love, one that will transcend time and space – one that we can help them take proper care of. Especially by leading through our newly transformed relationship. I see a young man, who used to be a little Emo, turned into a confidant businessman who is off soon to compete in National Competitions all across the country this summer for FBLA as well as TSA doing web design. He has already taken first in State Competitions. He is seriously, and always has, considering where his goals are set and what he can do to get there.

I am humbled by how clearly things have come into view. I understand a lot of what was going on, what was going wrong and how we can still make it there. Nothing is ever hopeless with faith and love. Don’t ever give up, though the night is long and your heart is weary that last step could be the one that takes you into the light of the sun.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends.

True love and Brotherhood

Discussion (2 Comments)

  1. by Jen
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    It warms my heart to hear how things are going, not just for Aley and K, but for Cameron and you guys as a family as well. I can only imagine how difficult being the parent of teens is, and it’s something that I worry about being able to handle in the years to come.

    I’m so proud of you and especially Aley and Cameron. Aley, as you said, is proving himself to be a man that anyone would be proud to be the parent of. Cameron seems to be following in the same footsteps as his brother, and I wish that I had half of the talent you have told me that he has. Web design will take him far if he lets it, and continues to develop his skills. My child may still be an infant, but I know the sweltering pride that you feel for these boys as they grow and change and take on the world one small step at a time.

    You have come so far, even in just the last week. You know where your faults have been, and are working on adjusting and I’m so incredibly proud of the woman and mother that you are. You are one of the greatest friends a girl could ever ask to have, and even though there are many many miles between us, you have always and will always be an important facet in my life.

    I love you.

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