Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream!!



Wasn't it just yesterday that I was saying that before Cale can get on any kind of diet, he needs to be swallowing more consistently without queues?! Well, he did it today! Quite a bit actually! :) Not only that, he ate ICE CREAM!!! Now, when I made his birthday board (last week I think?), I had first put the second goal would be that he can have ice cream on his birthday. Patricia was very unsure, and said maybe we should just put, that he can have some kind of a birthday treat. She did say that it would be great if he could have ice cream, but maybe that's not a very realistic goal. Well, ladies and gentlemen...Caleb Michael Darling will be having a nice bowl of ice cream on his 24th birthday!!! Yay!! Thank you Jesus for caring about all the small things in life as well as all the big stuff!

Here's us enjoying our first bites :)


Yay!!! Such a happy moment! :)


This morning in Psych, Dr. Howe asked Cale to tell her two words, any two words. So far, Cale hasn't tried to say anything with out first being told a specific word, but when she asked he said something. We have no idea what it was, but we asked several times, and when he would say it again, each time sounded the same. It's the beginning of so many possibilities!

Tomorrow is the family meeting. I can feel in the pit of my stomach the feeling of knowing that they're just going to continue to get harder. I know I shouldn't go in with that attitude, but with knowing that the days are counting down, and that plans are already being set up for a new place...and the questions start pouring in my heart, "what if Cale doesn't meet the goals?", "what if he never becomes independent?", and then all the "what about..." questions...the Lord is my safe place when I start feeling the anchor hook in the pit of my stomach, holding back the hope that is trying so hard to shine through all the darkness. When I start to get scared about all the thoughts of the future, God is open for me to run into His loving arms, and He promises that He is my strong tower and, there, in His arms, I will be safe and so will Cale. I know that I can confidently walk into that meeting tomorrow, knowing that God, whom created Cale, is in complete control and has the final say. My hope and peace, that only God can give will continue carry us through this journey! I'm claiming it! I will have and hold onto the courage that Jesus has given me, to fight for Cale when steps are being made that aren't what he needs! Yeh!!

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

1 comment:

  1. Praying about that meeting! Every day I see a new step for Caleb... It is like he is newly born, and starting over again. I am always so amazed as I see each new baby step. I am praying for you and him both to sleep well and stay strong. It is a fascination to me how much there is about the brain that we don't know.... We try to think that we know, but there is more unknown than known. I pray that G-d continues His mysterious work in Cale!
    ~Heather

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