Wednesday, July 2, 2008
These little wonders
I cannot believe some stressed out, bitter, unhappy women hacked into my blog yesterday and left that post. Very rude, don't you think? No matter, I am back. The real me. Wait, was that the real me? No, I think not. Just one of my multiple personalities that shows up now and again. My apologies to those who chose to suffer through it. My thanks to you who offered your kind words of support and understanding. New day today and I must say it was much, much better. Started with the extremely early swim lessons, followed by a Doctors appointment for Zoey and then ...... off to the beach! I cannot believe that the beach is a mere 30 minute drive and we hardly go, ever. We had such a great time. Jake boogie boarded almost the entire time. Joe just had a blast digging and swimming and socializing. Me and Zoey, well we just hung back and enjoyed the moments. A far cry from where we were this time last year and believe me I thought about that a lot today. How incredibly lucky I felt to be sitting together enjoying the warmth of the sunlight. Well, luck actually, had nothing to do with it and today it was so obvious that our thanks at being able to do what we were doing, needed to go straight to God. So thank you God, for the gift of today. I seriously think I had a smile on my face the entire day. Just watching all the precious kids soaking up life. Carefree. One of those moments you wish you could freeze. Zoey was an angel. She was so tired. Not a wink of sleep all day and her teeth are working over time to break through, but no complaints from her. The only semi difficult part of the day was g-tube feeding her. G-tubes and sand don't mix really well together, but we managed. We more then managed. She nursed for me also, so I felt she was well hydrated. As I have mentioned before, Topamax inhibits the bodies ability to sweat and it's important to make sure they are cool and hydrated. We have made a date with the "Carpenteria Beach Crew" to join them every Wednesday and we sure are glad they have invited us to join them. They are a bunch of really darling kids with parents and grandparents to match! We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day. Just the right temperature. Not too hot and just enough breeze. It was a perfect day all around. Tomorrow is another big day. Mark's birthday AND another day off for him. However, it comes at a cost. They need him to work on the 4th instead. Not his choice, just the way it goes. So we will make the most of tomorrow and will miss him while we are watching fireworks on Friday. Today was pure joy. To be at the beach doing regular, normal stuff was priceless. To watch the faces of the boys as they just did regular, normal boy stuff was, incredible. To hold my miracle child in my arms, as we watched the beautiful Pacific Ocean waves roll in and back out from shore was, magical. To be able to envision a day, when I will watch my miracle child, herself playing and carefree on the beach is, beyond words. I have always stopped just short of envisioning Zoey at certain stages in her life but not today. Today I was able to envision my little wonder full of life, soaking up all that the world has waiting for her and that my friends is what I call, blessed.