Saturday, May 1, 2010

A new day!

I woke this morning very early with names running through my head.  I am going to list them now so you can say each one yourself.  Adelyn, Drueman, William, Jackson, Makenna, Max, Cadence,Giana, Sage, Grace, Dylan, Kiera.  The list can go on and on.  This is the reason I created the blog.  It records our life, but it also shares theirs.  It is a reminder that there is strength in numbers.  Strength in friendship.  It is a reminder we are not alone.  It is a reminder that this to shall pass as some of our little ones above are moving past the casting process and into braces.  It is a reminder that whatever the road throws at us, we will not be alone on the road.
     We casted off last night.  His spine had taken a bit of a crazy turn I am guessing because of a few pieces of bark from the playground that been applying pressure on his spine.  It was a shock and I panicked.  I posted on facebook with his pictures and then came the rescue squad.  The parents of my friends above were there to reassure, hold my hand, show me the silver lining.  In every change in treatment, there is going to be the silver lining.  We may not see it right away but that is why we have our friends and loved ones to show us.
       Ok so now to Splish Splash.  Bath time was a family affair last night.  William and his big brother played with new bath toys as mommy scrub a dub dubbed the dirty boy.  There were the things I could identify (dirt, crumbs, bark, a raisin, etc...) and those I couldn't or should I say wouldn't attempt to label.  When he started to prune Daddy stepped in with our Elmo hooded towel and carried the little bundle to get ready for night night.  It takes the lotion and rubs it on the skin or it gets the hose again.  Daddy did the lotion & about halfway through I realized he didn't have a diaper on.  That was a close one!  Careful daddy that thing is loaded.  Once our little giggle box was in PJ's it was technically 2 hours past the 8 o'clock bed time, but the smiles said it was OK.    We played until exhaustion had hit me and then we all climbed into the same room for sleep. 
        For those who really know me, I am screaming inside.  It is the names above and the precious boys I share my home with that guide me through the mania.  I am firmly planted in the here and now.  I am not going to waste precious energy with the what might happen game.  I can only control the moment I am living and if I waste it worrying then I wasted something special.  Hugs to all our family and friends!


  1. Beautiful post, Catie.
    So sorry for the bark in cast, but can imagine how much fun the bath was!
    Thank you so much for thinking of all of us!
    Lots of love,

  2. Catie, you have such a way with words. I so understand the feeling of screaming on the inside. Its so hard to put that aside and stop the overwhelming worry that you feel. But you have to. Because you cannot enjoy the now if you let that worry take over. Enjoy your little sweatheart this week with no cast!! Enjoy the baths and the hugs! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.