Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Tomorrow, we leave to start a new leg of our journey.  A fun part of this journey will be to spend some quality time at a wonderful hotel (Springhill Suites).  Through the generosity of a fine gentlemen, he has donated our room the night before the early appointment for the procedure.  As I have realized, there are many kind people in this world, who cannot take away our pain, but ease the daily strife a bit with their acts.  Thank you, Ben.  You are awesome to spare us an added anxiety.

On Thursday, our little guy will receive his botox injections in his legs.  Botox will be a new experience for us and we are hoping that the injections will help with the spasticity that cramps our little guy's legs and hands.  Hopefully, the pain involved will be outweighed by the positive impact of the medicine.  We do know that where we go for this, we love the doctor, the hospital and the care we receive from everyone.  So with hope in our hearts, we will go and try this treatment for our precious, little guy.

Monday, June 4, 2012


The other day, hubby and I were on a search for plumbing parts and as we circled the crowded parking lot, I spied this beautiful plant on display.  Recognizing it as the same type as one I had admired earlier at the Grandlove's therapy location, I grew excited.  I didn't know the name of the type of plant, just that I loved the delicate, little trumpet-like flowers.  When I spotted the name tag, I almost wept with joy, for the name is the Spanish word for "HOPE."  Now in my front yard, I have a remarkable reminder to never give up, because hope is always nearby. 

Last week was a really difficult week for me.  I felt as if a tidal wave of depression had overtaken me and I was drowning in doubt, hopeless and depression.  It took a couple of days and I brushed myself off and put another foot in front of another to continue on my journey with the Grandlove.  By the time Saturday got here, I had shook off the negative feelings and replaced my tears with smiles.  So, I wanted to share my newest gift for myself, Esperanza, my plant of HOPE.