I am grateful for everyone who gave Ethan the ultimate gift that day: his birthday party. Between help with the decorations and cakes (my sweet boy got two!) and the kindness we saw, I realized how lucky we truly are in the face of tragedy.
For the friend who took Ethan into their home while I sat through test after test at specialist offices: thank you. For the friends who got together and planted a tree in Wylie's name: thank you. For the people who were there for us, for our family, who worked to give us normalcy and to give my son comfort: thank you.
I never really got the "it takes a village" thing until I needed a village. And the village was there.