This morning I found this…
I guess since I left my cuddling duties, Basil stepped in!
Cale had his used tissue sitting next to him. After about 5 minutes, he found the tissue and was wondering who it belonged to. When I said it was his, he said that he disagreed and was so grossed out! He wouldn’t even touch it!
We played a new game today. It’s called Qbitz and seems like a really great game for him. It uses 16 little blocks and with them, you copy a picture. It’s supposed to be played as a competition, but Cale isn’t ready for that. I then tried to help him with the whole picture and we ended up having to do block by block. It excites me because I know right now this game is incredibly hard for him, but one day it’s gonna be a piece of cake!
I’ve been having really small discussions with Cale lately. I have to keep them short and simple, but sometimes when he keeps asking questions, they don’t stay too short. Well, several times, he will forget what we’re talking about before we’re even done talking about it. It’s funny because I will say the exact same things that I had just said, and he will ask the same questions! We sound a little funny talking I’m sure… :)
We had a successful grocery shopping trip today. I really needed to pick up a few things, but after the last couple trips, I was hesitant on taking Cale again. I finally decided after his short nap that I needed to go, so I just did it. He helped pick out the veggies and fruit-and we had a blast doing it! I let him go down the ice cream isle and pick out some while I ran and conquered the next few things on the list. Then when we hit the chip isle, I let him pick out a bag of chips while I grabbed the last few things. He actually enjoyed grocery shopping! I think that might be a first in history! ;)
We had Dennis and Kathy over for dinner tonight. For dessert Cale helped me wash strawberries (and then decided being in the kitchen was boring! Haha!), and then we mixed them with some mango, blackberries, and banana. It was so yummy! As soon as I cut into the mango, thoughts flooded of Africa. When Cale was deployed the first time, I went with a friend to Malawi and spent 6 months getting to love on a whole bunch of kids and babies. Love on them is exactly what I did- a lot of! It was my first time ever having mango and the market that was close by was always full of the sweet fruit. Precious memories!!
After dinner we played cards for a while. It was fun all four of us getting to play together and I always love seeing Cale smiling so much! :)
I want to ask all of you to be praying about something. I wasn’t going to say anything, but I’ve included you all on every part of this journey, so why would I change that?! I started a couple weeks ago and today put a good start to writing a book. It’s going to be slow going just because of time to get it done, but I have so many thoughts and know that if a book that I write can reach, encourage, and help strengthen people that would never hear about my blog, I want to do it! I’ve been praying about it for a while and in December when I went to NY, I specifically met with our pastor there to talk about me maybe writing. So…please be praying that the Holy Spirit would take my fingers and direct them to share every word that needs to be shared. That it would be something that gives all glory to the Lord and everything He’s done through this journey; He’s done so much!!
Thank you for ALL of your prayers!!!