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Today's Al Roker has opened up about raising his teenage son with special needs, as he brags about having nothing but pride and admiration for the boy.
The weatherman, 64, with the Today show spoke about raising his 17-year-old son Nicholas with his wife, ABC News senior correspondent Deborah Roberts, in a personal essay for Guideposts magazine's May issue.
Al admitted the family knew 'right from the beginning' that their son was developing differently than his daughter Leila did when she was born.
Priorities: 'Deborah reminds me that I have to show my son not only that I love him but that I like him as well,' Al said about his son. 'More than that, I admire him'
Working together: During the personal essay, Al wrote the family knew from the beginning Nick had developmental difficulties once he was born in 2002
'He wasn’t developing as fast as he should have, not holding our fingers as tightly, not always meeting our gaze, not as quick to crawl,' Al wrote for the magazine. 'At three, he hardly talked and could barely walk.'