Monday, April 25, 2011

Day Trip!

"Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day." - Nicholas Sparks

We took an all of a sudden road trip today! We drove to the small town of Heppner, which is about an hour and a half away. Mike and Rachel live there and I loved so much getting to see them today! Cale didn’t do so great on the drive though. We’re going to have to figure out something that he can do while I drive for all of our trips to Seattle. Either that, or I’m going to have to hire someone to come and I’ll pay with desserts! ;)

We went to lunch and had a super fun time hanging out and visiting! Cale was making us laugh a lot which isn’t too far from being normal. We met some more people that have been praying for us through this and that always makes me so happy!

Something REALLY cool happened on the drive home! I asked Cale to tell me about one of his favorite memories of us. It didn’t take him too long before he started to tell me about our first kiss! Oh my goodness! Talk about a heart warmer! If my heart was a Scentsy, the scent it was giving would have been called Mush! It was so incredibly sweet to hear him talk about it. Most times he still gets things confused, I didn’t have to help or give him cues at all! So neat! It's so exciting that some of his memories are coming back! If I can get him to remember we're married and we're home...that would be helpful! Heehee!

I was thinking while I was driving about the man next to me, a soldier. I’m so proud of him and thankful that he was willing to join the Army, leave his friends, and serve his country. He was willing to do whatever he could to provide for me when we became a family (happened a lot sooner than first planned!). I think he’s a pretty awesome guy and well, he’s a stud!

6 comments:

  1. I love you. I will trust for Cale to do better on your driving trips. My granddaughter has what's called a DS. Maybe something like that would work for Cale. Hugs, Marion

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  2. I think a DS or an I pod would be good - I don't know how techie Caleb is now, but if he can play with video games he can probably do the DS or IPod ~ great idea Marion. Portable DVD may keep him occupied if he can sit through a movie. If thoes are all too much tech- maybe a coloring book and crayons - I still color in the car on long drives and so do my adult kids.... SO GLAD Caleb remembered your first kiss!!!! That is Great ! It is all coming back in its own time and in its own way - I continue to pray God's goodness in it all!!!! Believing for God to move in a new and unique way! God is faithfull to give us exactly the light we need for the step we are on. Your word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path! Love you guys BLESSINGS BY THE BUSHEL!!!!!!!!

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  3. SUPER CUTE!!!! Maybe get him a special bag that has books, games or toys in it for fun. A magna doddle would be fun too. He can draw erase, draw, erase....you need a magic compartment like I have in the mini van :) lol Miss yall and continuing prayers too
    CASEY

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  4. Is he into movies? Old or new TV shows? I agree with Reenie....Car DVD players are WONDERFUL....and the time really passes!!!!!!!!
    Judy Jay

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  5. The Bensons4/26/11, 7:28 PM

    Hi punkin...All of the above are great..Trip tickets from AAA might be good too. Let him have the tickets with a highlighter and mark where you have been so he can see the progress then go back to the game or something. A couple of things going so he doesn't get bored..Love that he remembers your first kiss..pretty soon he will remember your first date, dance , wedding, home...It's coming sweetheart....
    We love you....

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  6. Singing hymns in the car...great way to pass the time. :)

    On the other hand, when riding in the back seat with my (annoying) younger brother on LOOOOOOONG car trips from DE to ME, I'd say out loud EVERY mile marker along I-95 for several hundred miles, driving everyone in the car crazy. Two-hundred-sixty-seven.......Two-hundred-sixty-eight.........Two-hundred-sixty-nine.....

    My counting was typically only distracted by throwing up from car sickness or my brother poking me and me squealing, "MOM!!!! HE'S POKING MEEEEEEE!"

    So...well...hymn singing in the car is good.

    :D

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