Ryan’s first game.
When Dr. Jean Smith called me in the summer of 2017, I was in the basement of the old house, building Ryan a bed.
I have no idea what it is that he wants me to do right now, only that I am failing to do it.
In those moments I feel the unimaginable weight of everything it’s taken to underwrite this perfect little life
“… the line represents for me one of the most profound, and most difficult, truths we want our kids to be able to negotiate: that in life you often don’t get what you want, you often don’t get what you expect. You get what you get. And if you “get” upset, usually you’re getting it from yourself.”