Monday, November 3, 2008

Finding the silver lining in dark clouds

Yesterday we were eating Sunday dinner at Jason's parents house when Collin started acting out of sorts. So, we hurried up and left. We don't live far but before we even got home Collin started having seizures in the car. He had seizures for the rest of the night. I HATE watching my baby boy in pain. There isn't anything worse than feeling helpless. Luckily we were able to stop his seizures with oral meds and I didn't have to give him an injection. Most of the night was spent cuddling. When Collin woke up this morning he was feeling better! I always keep him home with me after bad nights. So, even though he was doing wonderful this morning I kept him home from school. Since we woke up to such a beautiful cloudy day we decided to play. (For those of that don't know Collin is allergic to the sun.) We LOVE cloudy and rainy days at our house!!! We call them Collin days. Where else would we go but Disney Land! Collin LOVES Disney Land. It is such a wonderful escape from the pain for him. His face lights up as soon as we walk through the gates and his smile is endless when he sees his favorite rides. I love seeing everything through his eyes... he is "normal" (what ever normal means) even if only for a moment. What do I mean by that? Well, when we are at Disney all I see is a little boy. I do not see his handicaps or all of the pain that he has to bear on a daily basis. He is just a boy.... a happy little boy. I am so grateful for the good times that we had today! The good times are what get up through the hard ones! So, thank you Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and the gang. Thank you for bringing so much joy into one little boy's life!!!



























8 comments:

munyer jerk chicken said...

your posts are beautiful julie. they are pleasing to the eye (great photo editing! and gorgeous kiddos) and to the soul as well. i always feel inspired after i read your blog. it was great to see a picture of sue. and thank you for "taking the time" to write about "taking the time." i've been kind of self-absorbed lately... so this was much needed. happy start of november!

Amy said...

I'm sorry about Collin's seizures. But I'm so glad that you guys were able to have such a wonderful day at Disneyland after wards! Your children are beautiful and they look sooo happy! I really hope that y'all will be able to come to Texas as a family in January! That would be awesome!

the peine's said...

Thank goodness for cloudy days & Disneyland. I am so glad Collin is feeling better!

xoxo

So Blessed said...

I found your blog from Daily Scoop. Thank you! I will never think of a dark and cloudy day the same way again. Your children and blog are adorable.

carrie said...

We love D-land too! We go a couple of times every time we go to Cali. We will be there for Christmas maybe we can meet up with you.

suzy's jewels and gem said...

I am so glad Collin has a place where he can escape and feel happy normal! Yay for disneyland:) Anyway.. Mike has a his second and final interview in a couple of weeks. The company was so impressesd with his first ..that they decided he doesn't need the third interview, which he would normally would have. This interview would be more going over pay and such. SO ..Mike could be hired on as of dec 1st or jan 1st. I hope January... so the holidays are out of the way. Thanks you Julie~ for your sweet and wonderful inpiring posts:) Big hugs~ suz

Kristi said...

Yay for clouds and Disneyland. :) Glad Collin is feeling a little better.

Christamae said...

(((hugs))) for the seizures...and hooray for Disney!! I love Disney, too. :)