Thursday, November 13, 2008

Still feelin the love


I am still on a high from all of your comments, knowing how many more of you are out there taking care of your special babies right now. Its hard, its too hard, but we get up and do it everyday, over and over, and it makes me smile to know we are all behind each other. I look for you when I'm out, I'm sure to smile at you when I see you, I notice your little angels, and I say hi to them.

Have a good day today, smile while you are cleaning up the vomit ( like I just did), smile while you are measuring out the meds, smile while you tube feed, smile while you wait in the waiting room, smile while you check the o2 levels, smile while you do another round of CPT, smile while you pretend to play, but really its therapy and your back hurts, smile while you remember how easy it used to be......SMILE, because we are in it together.

17 comments:

hennhouse said...

Beautiful photo! I love how long Alex's hair is getting!

Marissa said...

Amen, Sister!

I just cleaned up vomit too and I DID have a smile on my face, even laughed a little. I was sitting right in front of Marissa when it happened, puke bucket in hand and I STILL missed it. It got all over the carpet. All I could do at that point was laugh at the completely ridiculous situation!

Thanks for the reminder to smile,

Alicia

Myssie said...

Smiling!

ps. LOVE the photo!!

karen said...

i am smiling :) today is the first day in a week Lucy did not vomit.
very cute picture.

karen
NJ

angie said...

Smiling is so much better than the alternative (I've done both today...but the smiles are outnumbering the tears...so, I'll take it:). I love the picture of Alex! He is growing up so fast:).

Kristi said...

I love you for your previous post. Thank you for including my Noah. Hugs to Alex

Sharon Harrison said...

Your boys are getting so big...your sweet spirit is amazing. Alex looks like such a sweetie!! I will continue praying for you here in Memphis!!

Laurie said...

Jessica,

I am smiling for all of you hard working mommies and your beautiful babies. God love you all. You have come such a long way since I first started reading here. Through the ups and downs, I love how you share your heart so I know how to pray for you. I smile at all the "little Alex's" here when I see them and talk to their mommies. I hope they don't mind, but I just think of Alex and my other special babies that I won't meet here, so I try to share the love. You have taught me so much of what is needed and I am thankful for your honesty.
Have a wonderful weekend and know you are loved and prayed for. This picture of Alex is Yummy!!!:)

Laurie in Ca.

Joan said...

I am not a mom yet but I do get to see a handful of your special kids everyday as an early intervention PT. I am continuously amazed at the joy these kids bring to everyone around them, including me. I am amazed every day at the devotion of parents like you who day in and day out put their own needs and wants aside for the very special needs of their child. What a gift they are to us all. I cannot imagine the "alternative" that some suggest. What a wonderful life they are missing out on.

Finding Normal said...

Can we just be best friends? Seriously. I think we could totally hang out all day, with the kids of course.

Kelly said...

I am glad that we have each other!

That picture of Alex is precious...he looks so grown up and just like his brothers!

Kelly

Rebekah said...

Right on. I am glad that all of us special needs moms have each other to commiserate, share, and laugh with. These babies (and older kids!) are so precious and so much fun.

The VW's said...

I'll be over here smiling! Especially after looking at Alex's sweet face in that picture! :)

giggles said...

Your little man is so beautiful. Give him a big hug from a Nana in WA ST.

The Peacock's said...

Big SMILE! :)

bellas_Mommy said...

I follow a lot of blogs women wright, about their special children and you happen to be one of them. I love you all of you special moms out there in blogland, your children are absolutely beautiful and perfect to me. It may not mean anything to most only I wish it would. I wish I could give back what I get from reading about these children, about your child. I recieve hope, I can feel love, I know what I take for granted, I am reminded that no matter how bad it gets that love really will get you through it. Thank you so much for giving me that gift and knowing that Alex's struggle deserves to be heard. He is perfect and he lived and survived all of this for a very special reason. I am always praying you and your family.

Julie Keefe said...

he is so precious, jess.