True enough, attorneys often get a well deserved bum rap. But today I am thankful for one particular attorney who has taken interest in the life of my beloved nephew, Nathan. Without his pro bono work, my nephew's life would not be headed in a positive direction. Honestly, there might not be much hope for him at all.
As I have mentioned before, I am not a mother. So, from the very moment that Nathan was born, my nephew has been the embodiment of love in its' rawest form for me. That love that you never knew you were capable of- instant and endless. This had made the fact that he has to endure an upbringing that is so heart wrenchingly close to my own all the more difficult to watch. My heart just aches for him. Over the years I have been known to meddle too much in my effort to save him from the pain. Only recently I have had the peace of knowing that I have done everything and more that any reasonable person would do. As I have made the calls, written the letters, and fought the system in general I have never had the privilege of working with someone who actually gets what is going on as much as the attorney who has begun recently working on behalf of my nephew. There is now someone else in the world who seems to be in Nathan's corner as well. I believe he forgives me for for my initial mistrust and knows that my heart means well. I thank this man most for the fact that I can begin to release some of the heavy weight of responsibility to save Nathan that I have felt for so long, instead of bearing it all alone.
This is the 'thank you' that I sent to Nathan's attorney today: