On Sunday, we will celebrate my little brother's birthday. Age 50!! This is a celebration beyond anything one can truly imagine. Why?? Because when he was probably six months old, and when the doctors told my parents that he was mentally retarded and that he wouldn't get past the age of 6 mentally, and that he probably wouldn't live past the age of 30, we took that as fact. It's nice to know that doctors can be wrong sometimes.
Although he doesn't speak words like you and I, he communicates pretty darned good. And he so loves when his brothers and sisters and others he knows get together in one place.
So, yeah... we're celebrating my kid brother's birthday. We're celebrating big time!!!