July 27th, 2014
He gives just enough back story to include his sister, the most important person in his life, and describes how she shared Price with Wade. Wade remarks on Price's advice, on Price's ability to be intelligent and relate to others. He also describes Price as the anchor who grounded him during the most turbulent time in Wade's life, offering that Price wasn't exactly healthy during that time either.
At one point in the essay he mentions his great love for Sis, but also his incredible gratefulness that she introduced him to his big brother.
Maybe you have raised a child to whom you cannot be everything, for whom your answers either fall short or fail to make sense. Perhaps then you know the kind of thankfulness a mother has when a boy you didn't bring into this world cares for your child as if you did. You would know that I can't cry in front of either of these two young men - neither would know what to do; one certainly would not share again. Undoubtedly, you would recognize the hand of God in your son's life.
We have always liked Price; he and Taylor have a rare and easy friendship. We have always been thankful for his kindness and friendship with Wade. My heart seems to have more faith having read that Wade realizes Price's role as well. We have always liked Price. Tonight, though, I would kiss his forehead if I could and tell him to say his prayers - just like I do my son.
Price, who survived the wreck that night this picture was taken, will never be the same; he will prevail but the scars, emotional and physical, will remind him. Thankfully, thanks to Price, Wade will never be the same either.
"And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19