Cammy asked how old he is. He is 19 years old, physically. However, he is developmentally delayed (also physically handicapped, legally blind, and slightly autistic), so his mental age is much younger. I argue with my mom about it because she says it's 7 or 8; I give him much more credit than that and say it's about 12. He acts like a teenager! He is also the sweetest, most caring person I know, and he unconditionally loves everyone he meets. He is entirely nonjudgmental, and so beautifully innocent. My family revolves around him, without a doubt. We all go out of our way to protect him, while still trying to teach him to be independent. It's hard to strike a balance there, but his fun personality makes the struggle worth it.
So, my story about Matt is my first time doing Photo Story Friday. I was shooting Matt while he was sitting at his desk, listening to a book on tape, one of his favorite things to do. For this picture, I held the camera up above my head to get a different angle. When he saw was I was doing, he looked puzzled, but before I could explain, he threw his arms up in the air, like mine were. I couldn't help but laugh, which made him smile. And thus, a cute picture was born.
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