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Special Son

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It was on this day 31 years ago that I gave birth to son #2 at 8:35AM.
As I sat in my hospital bed, staring into the face of my angel, a young girl wearing a terry cloth robe scuffed across the hall and slipped into my room. "I've been watching you from across the hall", she said.  "Can I see your baby?"  I smiled big as I held my bundle out for her to get a better look and she smiled too, touching his head and then his fingers and toes.

 "I lost my baby last night." She said.My heart dropped.  Somehow my new son had become even more special to me at that very moment and I understood even more - how blessed I was. 
 Justin was the middle child.  When Lindsey (the baby and only girl) came along, Justin was 7 years old, and very noticeably pushed to the side to make room for the new and cute one.  If I hadn't video taped so much  I probably wouldn't have realized this.

Justin was special.  He required one on one attention and Special Ed in school.…