I am a month late in writing this letter, but what else is new? Life moves so fast that there is little time to sit down and write. This year has been a year of many new experiences and new challenges. This year has been dominated with the realization that you have sensory processing disorder. It has also been dominated by my determination to not let it stop you from achieving or doing anything you want. We had a very good experience with your wonderful OT and now we are on the other side of the diagnosis. We have learned a lot and made tremendous progress. You truly amaze me daily. If you are not cracking us up with the things you say, you are showing me how smart you are. You are a sweet, loving boy who has made our life a new, wonderful adventure everyday. You have had some hard times this year with a visit to the hospital and having to stay a few days. But even in that experience you showed me your strength. You are an amazing kid and I know you are going to grow into an amazing man. You have taught me how strong I am this year too. I thought after we got through that first year, everything would be a piece of cake. But this year has been very difficult at times. It broke my heart to realize that you had something going on that was going to change your entire life. But you showed me that it doesn't have to change your life in a negative way. Through education and patience, we have all learned how to help you with your SPD. And you showed me once again that I am stronger than I thought and can handle more than I thought possible. You took everything in the stride. SPD only meant that you made a new friend in Schel. It didn't slow you down at all and you still enjoyed everyday and everything to the fullest. You have the most wonderful laugh. It is the type of laugh that could brighten the darkest day, and this year it has. I feel blessed everyday that God gave me such a wonderful blessing. You are my little ray of sunshine. I cannot wait to see what this next year has in store for us. But I do know that it will be exciting, as everyday with you is! I love you my sweet guy!