We have been playing a lot of cards...and Cale is loving it! Here is a short clip of part of a game. Sometimes the games are really loud; sometimes a little more quiet, and sometimes they're all over the place, but we sure are having fun! :)
When Cale starts to get tired, it becomes impossible to get him to do anything. This includes brushing his teeth before bed. It's a real fight because the only thing on his mind is sleep, and his brain kind of shuts off (mine tends to do the same thing!). Since I know this about him now, I was able to get some proof of what he said before he shut down. He really wanted to keep playing tonight, even though he was so tired!
Last night Cale started tapping me really fast and was bouncing back and forth between us. I woke up nervous that something was wrong! "Cale, are you ok?" C: "Yeah, sorry." K: "What's wrong?" C: "I was just dancing." My husband was dancing in his sleep! :)
Cale's memory is definitely improving! He's not letting things go like he did before and I can't sneak anything now! Earlier, I didn't want him drinking his Mt. Dew so late at night, so I grabbed it when he set it down and took it and his plate to the kitchen. Normally, when it was out of his sight, he would forget about it and it was no big deal. Well, he didn't forget! As soon as I walked back to the couch, Cale asked for his soda! Also, in the store yesterday, Cale found an Xbox game that he really wanted. Right now he has in his mind that he can play, but when he goes to play, it's way too hard and he ends up really frustrated. He already has three new games that he's only tried once and that same thing happened. I didn't want to get him another game that was just going to make him frustrated and then sit. Again, usually he would forget after a minute or two and move on to something else...not this time! He stayed sad, even when we left the store! That time we were standing outside (my brother locked the keys in the car! Crazy!), so I ended up going back in and getting the game for him.
A few more things like that have happened, which are new, but I'm loving it! Even though I suddenly can't get a way with as much now, his memory is getting better!!!! This is so exciting! Yay!!
God wasn't attracted to you and didn't choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors. -Deuteronomy 7:7
I'm constantly amazed that the Lord loves me. I experience His love daily and it never gets old. Even days that have been so hard and lonely, God lifted me out of the gloom and sometimes, He allowed me to stay there, but I could feel Him with me. You know what? Sometimes, I was there in the pit and I can't say that I felt Him or heard Him all the time, but I knew that He promised to be with me, so I trusted that He was. He has walked with us, before us, and after us. There's not always a radical spiritual moment that overtakes me, but how great just the fact of knowing that He loves me. God loves me, He loves Cale, and He loves you.