Mr. W adopted a boy who was 2 years old and significantly disabled due to cerebral palsy. His son is now 30 and working full time as an executive chef after graduating from high school, college and culinary school.
Mr. W adopted a girl who was abandoned at age 3 by her drug abusing parents. His daughter is now 35 and has a family of her own.
Mr. W is now 87 and totally dependent, for the last 5 years, due to an unfortunate series of events.
His son and daughter go to great length to help Mrs. W care for Mr. W.
Both have nothing but wonderful things to say about their father and how he went to such great lengths to provide for them despite their less than optimal start.
They let me know they will go to great lengths to help provide for their father in his time of need and to make this stage of his life as wonderful as possible.
Mr. W doesn't say much these days but I'm sure I saw him smile when he overheard this discussion.