Lupus Nephritis. Our son was diagnosed with this sometimes fatal disease. A vibrant child, an animated boy, he is living with lupus in an enviable manner. Quite brave he is. As well he is a teacher, whether he knows it or not. I, as a homeschooling mother of six, have been taught more by him, than the reverse. The stories written here are truthful accounts of our lives together, of his life. The words tell of the emotions we experience through daily life, the frustrating, sad, joyful and fearful, and love. Always of love.