Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Caterpillar to Butterfly
In 2008, Mama helped her best friend decorate her daughter, Carly's room. On one of the walls they put up a quote that has stuck with me ever since Mama called and told me about it.
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."
How beautiful! I love it so much! I think every time it pops in my head I smile :) One of the reasons might be because the way it's up on Carly's wall (so pretty!). This morning as I was getting ready to go on a run (with my soreness from yesterday...), that quote is what was on my heart. When I read it, it fills me with so much hope and fits along so well with the journey that Cale and I are on. I've always really loved butterflies and Mama for years, will find little things that have butterflies on them to give me. They're just so happy!
He's making so many big, great, wonderful, super duper, huge, crazy, amazing and unforgettable steps of progress. It's such a change from so many days of seeing nothing, and from so many times of going to God on my knees asking when it was going to be Cale's turn...well, the road isn't over, but we're dancing and singing through it! Last night I was talking with Cale about our future and getting to go home (of course...that is when we get one!) one day and start a family... :)
It was a packed day! Cale had Psych Therapy 9:30-10am, OT 10-11am, RT 11-11:30, ST 11:30-12 and again from 12:30-1pm, PT from 1-2pm and last was vision therapy from 2:30-3...yikes! FULL day! We are now at the Fisher House, in my room, and he's taking a nap!
Dr. Howe asked Cale "If there was one thing that would make things better right now, what would it be?" Cale replied with putting his hands by his head for sleep...poor guy! haha! She was excited to hear his voice! He seemed a little overwhelmed or something in the session today, but that's ok :)
For ST we tried Broccoli and Cheese soup for lunch, which, before the accident Cale loved! He made a horrible face and spit it out today! Patty said that we can try again tomorrow. He made the same face when we first tried pudding, so...maybe?
Tomorrow is the family meeting. I'm actually not nervous or worked up about it at all! Cale has been doing so great and making so much progress! I did tell Sly (the social worker) that I'm avoiding him like a plague...I don't want him to talk about us going any where else! haha! It gave him a good laugh :)
Posted by Kathleen at 3:29 PM