"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes." ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
A special note to E's birthparents, his first parents: Thank you for choosing to give your son the life you gave him. It is because of you that we have the opportunity to be his parents, a priceless gift for which we are grateful each and every day.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear."