Saturday, August 6, 2011
Glimmers of Hope…
There have been so many things changing in Cale lately…so many surprises. It’s like biting into a truffle and getting the yummy surprise goodness in the middle. The truffle itself is amazing, but then, there’s more to enjoy; more to make your taste buds dance…yep. Kind of like that!
He had speech today, which, was good for me because that gave me time to experience another successful trip to the Farmers market. I’ve been trying to go as much as I can so we can have fresh yummy food in the house. Cale loves fruit!
When I came home with all of my sweet finds, Doreen went over how the session went. She said that for an hour they worked just on word finding! Oh man! This is one area that Cale normally (including during the session yesterday) can’t tolerate. It causes his brain to work so hard that he ends up just shutting down. An hour? That’s crazy!!! Not only did he work that long on it, but he did great! Look at my smarty pants of a husband…love him.
After the speech we went to his moms and hung out with her and Dennis. We chilled and had a good relaxing time with them. Read this carefully…its good stuff. On the way to their house, our windows were down and the breeze was brushing against our skin; the radio was playing an old Switchfoot album, and we were singing right along. On 395 there are always semi trucks. Any loud noise like a semi, loud diesel trucks, my blender, my blow dryer, the jets from the boat races, all of these sounds bother Cale really bad. It gets so bad that it puts him in a bad mood almost instantly. On our drive, one semi passed and then another…Cale rolled up his window and then kept singing. This is one of those statements that I want you to read and understand how HUGE of a deal it is-there was no anger, inappropriate reaction, or trying to get me to fix the problem. He was singing, and then he solved the problem that was getting to him and continued singing! Oh me oh my!!
Another surprise happened not too long after.
We stopped at the store on the way home from his moms to pick up a few things. We were looking for the hand soap and while looking, I realized I still needed to call Mama to ask a question. I was distracted with her on the phone as we walked right by a lady that worked there. She asked if we were finding everything ok and I kind of nodded with a smile while listening to Mama on the phone-and then it happened. A surprise that was so good I wanted to stop right there and in the middle of the aisle, explain everything to the innocent employee about how special that brief moment was.
He asked her where the hand soap was.
I didn’t ask him to ask, in fact, I hadn’t even said in the previous couple minutes before that, what we were looking for. I was distracted-he was focused.
These moments are the surprises in the middle of something already so amazing.
Big things are starting to happen.
I’m loving every minute of it.
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. -Christopher Reeve
Our DVD player for some reason automatically puts subtitles on our movies. I've gone to the menu to try to turn them off, but nothing changes. When they're on I end up watching them and miss the movie! I have to force my eyes and really focus on not just reading the subtitles. Does this happen to anyone else?
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