Thursday, July 12, 2012

 Never, never, never



That quote was on his isolette in the NICU.


9.5 years ago. 




His Aunt Adah put it there one day, and I would see it ever day.




 Every gut wrenching visit. Days spent watching a very sick, very unstable, very determined little piece of my heart battle for his life.



He hasn't.


He's thrown fits that make this mama blush. He has *clearly* stated his displeasure when things are not *exactly* as he likes them (u n d e r s t a t e m e n t). 





But what he hasn't done is give up.



Never, ever, ever. 




I am fiercely proud.


 

 Oh how a 9 year old can put a 31 year old and her lazy tendencies to shame… 





He counts down his stretches and his time on the treadmill.




He knows exactly how long it will be required for him to do each tough thing, and so he just counts through it.








He is certainly not complaint free. 


But he does it. 








Each balance aiding exercize, stretching session, and strengthening task is building him 


physically,


mentally,


and emotionally. 






And sometimes we even get a few smiles in the process.


{Love you so much buddy}







9 comments:

julie said...

I love this boy! He is amazing in sooooo many ways!

julie said...

I love this boy! He is amazing in sooooo many ways!

Cori B said...

way to go caleb! thanks for sharing wendi!

Leslie Basil Payne said...

I stop in now and then. My how he is growing up! So good to see.
God bless.

BARBIE said...

What a bright and beautiful boy, with lots of determination and zeal for life!

Andrea said...

An inspiration to us all! :)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

That's one awesomely determined little guy!!!

Christy said...

Sometimes we all have to kick and scream and complain to get through life's hurdles and I'm certain our Father in Heaven cringes from time to time. But giving up? No, never ever give up. Finish strong, finish strong. Sweet post, thanks for sharing girl. You should be so proud!

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