Monday, May 26, 2008

Broken boy

James broke his tibia Friday afternoon. Him and Adam were going down the slide at the park and his shoe got caught on the slide and bent his foot back underneath Adam's leg. He is a pathetic little site to behold. He's currently in a bright yellow splint that goes up past his knee all the way down to his toes. He calls it his 'big sock.' He can't even crawl. He just lays on the floor and cries for help or rolls onto his stomach or back and then gets stuck. He's bored out of his mind and I feel so sorry for him. He's so used to be active and running around almost every minute of the day. I think he actually sunk into a bit of a depression yesterday because he can't do anything but sit. He's going to have a hard cast put on tomorrow and he'll have to wear it for 2-3 weeks. It's going to be a long 2-3 weeks. I'm having a hard time keeping him entertained. At least he doesn't have to undergo surgery. I'm also very thankful that he's covered by Medicaid. We would be facing thousands of dollars in medical bills without it. Thanks to all of you out there who paid for my son to receive good medical treatment. I have a few pictures but I'm just too lazy to take the time to download them to my computer and then post them here. I admire all of you who take the time to post pictures because I just don't feel like I have the time.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sweet Baby James

Today is Mother's Day and I feel very blessed to have little James in my life. I think every mother can sit and watch their child for hours and never get bored. I watch him and I am constantly amazed by him and the little miracle he is our lives. In so many ways I wish I could be like him- carefree, sweet, innocent, pure, obedient (most of the time), loving and unreserved. I know it sounds cliche, but he really is the closest thing to heaven that I've ever encountered. He has such a sweet, tender spirit about him and has brought a strong spirit into our home. As hard as motherhood can be at times, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I feel sorry for women who choose not to have children because they have no idea how much love and joy they miss out on. I love watching James get excited about the simple things in life like a butterfly or a dandelion. He thinks dandelions are the most beautiful flowers he's ever seen and, actually, the more I look at them, they really are quite pretty. He finds beauty in everything, including a pebble and it reminds me to look for the beauty around me and to focus on wonderful and positive things in my life. It is so clear to me now why Jesus loved being around little children. He was probably able to relate to them more than He could to anyone else on Earth and they loved Him unconditionally. My little boy has made me a better person. His presence has softened me and made me more patient and loving and kind. He fascinates me. Everything about him completely fascinates me and I never thought I would feel that way about a little child. Heavenly Father has given us the perfect way to learn firsthand about the kind of love that He has for us. I love my son more than I can comprehend. I can't begin to fathom how much Heavenly Father loves us, being a perfect Father.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mother of the Year

Well, I don't think I'll be getting the 'mother of the year' award this year. On Tuesday I took James to the doctor for a check-up along with immunizations. He's way behind on his shots and the nurse and doctor both mentioned that he was behind, like I didn't already know. James was already acting nervous just being at the doctor's office because he has a very long memory. In fact, it amazes me that he remembers things that happened six months ago. Anyway, so he was already asking to go 'bye-bye.' We were waiting for the nurse to come back to give him his shots when James took a dive onto the hard tile floor. He it so hard that I was afraid to pull him up off the ground for fear of what I would see. Thankfully, there was no blood but a massive goose egg and bruise was already forming in the middle of his forehead. His nose was bleeding slightly and, in between sobs, he would say 'bye-bye.' It was so sad because I knew his agony wasn't over yet. The embarrasing part was that the doctor had just gotten done telling me that the biggest hazard at this age are accidents.' I just nodded and smiled and pointed to a scab on his head. It was only moments later when the entire office heard a massive 'thud' and then screaming and wailing. Poor James had a really hard day. He received three shots and by the time we left the office, he looked like he'd been beat up. Poor little man.
By the way, the Colbert Report last night-- genius! His interview with the congresswoman from Guam was hilarious! I love that guy. One of the best shows on tv, next to 'the Office' and '30 Rock.' "I could stand here all day watching tv." "That's a $200 13" plasma tv." I love it!