Everyday Cale is taking a step farther. He really is at a point right now, that everyday he's doing something new; something better than the day before. I asked him the other day, "Cale, who is proud of you?" and he said "Kathleen" :)
In RT today we played on the Wii! It was really fun! Cale was enjoying himself so much! He was smiling through the whole game. He made it very clear when he was done, but he did play for a while. Rebecca (RT) seemed pretty impressed that he did so good!
Here are a few pictures of our fun!
I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that has sent a birthday card (or package!) to Cale! I can't wait for him to see all the cards! There are some exciting plans in motion, we just have to get them all figured out. The therapists are working with me on things I'll need to know how to do away from the hospital. All the staff here have been so supportive of all that I'm planning which has been such a blessing! It's going to be such a special day for Cale! He deserves it!!
On top of all the cards I've already received for him, here's what was waiting in my room this afternoon...
Such a blessing! Thank you!!!
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my (Cale's) body and knit me (him) together in my (his) mother’s womb. Thank you for making me (him) so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me (him) as I (he) was being formed in utter seclusion, as I (he) was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me (him) before I (he) was born. Every day of my (his) life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:13-16
I asked Cale today who loves him more than I do, and he said "Jesus". I love Cale so much. I can't imagine loving him anymore than I do...how much more the Fathers love for him? The Creator of the Universe, designed Cale's body, put every part of him together when he was in Kathy's womb. He connected every neuron in his brain, hooked (funny word to use) everything together and knows every little detail about Cale's body and brain. He saw Cale before he was born! As I read the verses and was getting so worked up in picturing a sweet infant...I read the last verse.
Every day of my (his) life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Lord, you knew. The day Cale and I met ice skating, the moment I started to get butterflies in my tummy when I saw him, when I said "yes" when he asked me to date him, our first kiss, the sweet (and crazy!) moment when we decided to get married, when we said "I do", the pain I felt when I watched him leave for Basic Training and Afghanistan (and every other good bye), during all of our times of sharing dreams for a family, the morning of February 10th-You knew.
When I read that last verse, I can feel in the pit of my stomach, the feeling of betrayal. Until I reread the previous verses and remind myself-Cale doesn't belong to me. He belongs to the Lord. The same God that created me, created Him and loves him even more than I do. As quick as the yucky feeling came in, it went right back out with awe and amazement for my precious Jesus. How wonderful are all the works he's doing in my beloved.