The other day Matthias said to me, Isn’t it crazy to think my wife is out there somewhere? I just haven’t met her yet. I wonder what she’s doing right now?”
At twelve years old, he regularly stops me in my tracks with this kind of insightful comment and perspective.
I asked him, “What are you looking for in a wife?”
He responded, “Well, first of all, I want her to love and respect David.”
There is a lot of heart and life experience and passion in that statement. Matthias has seen people open their arms to David and love him well. He’s also seen people awkwardly stare at David while they avoid eye contact.
Matthias unconditionally loves and accepts his brother–special needs and all. He wants to build a life with someone who has open heart and an open mind.
I believe Matthias is a better person because of his brother. I believe Matthias will make the world a better place because of his compassion and bravery. And I hope he finds an amazing wife who will be a trusted partner in this beautiful journey.
But it’s okay with me if we wait fifteen years or so to begin ring shopping.