I am thankful that Knox was born first. As the younger boy, Brody looks at his big brother and sees this perfectly amazing human being, worthy of adoration and mimicry. He’s always known his brother to be just like this- there’s nothing odd or different about Knox. He’s simply amazing.
Brody’s brother is his hero, and he sticks to Knox like glue. No matter what Knox is doing, his sweet shadow is close by.
I love that he looks at Knox and sees all of the good. There is only good.
Autism is a tricky thing. Sometimes, it hides the “real” Knox and all you can see or hear are the distractions- the way he runs all the time, NEEDS to jump or the random noises he makes can cloud his sweetness, his silliness and his sense of humor. You see the Autism. Then it’s hard to look past it.
But Brody has this amazing filter that removes the Autism and just sees the boy. He knows Knox. Just Knox without any sort of exceptions. He’s always concerned with what Knox is doing and making sure that he’s included (like we would forget!). “Knox, shoes on!” “Knox, where are you?!” “Brother, come on!”
I hope they always make each other so happy. I am so thankful today, for two little boys that love each other to pieces and don’t care one bit about anything else.