Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another Hurdle for SpongeJack

For anyone who has a special needs child they get it--the aching love and concern, the hard work and gratitude for tiny triumphs.You confront and acknowledge every little road block and mile mark on their way. They change everything profoundly.
As many of you know, Jack had another surgery recently. The picture above, is Jack right after coming out of the OR--poor kid! In his short life he has had many surgeries and spent too much time in hospitals, but he is doing so well! Gone are the days of him scooting around with his walker--he walks on his own and now he is hearing!! This surgery also repaired the rest of his palate.
He was such a trouper this whole month having a limited diet and the first few weeks when he had to wear braces on his arms.We are so grateful and looking forward to progress in his speech.
Jack has a sunny and funny personality.He is as silly and enthusiastic about life as SpongeBob Squarepants--who happens to be his idol. Being his mom has been one of the most incredible experiences. This kid exudes love and pluck. I want to be like Jack! (=

10 comments:

Jennifer Jenkins said...

That seriously might be the cutest picture I've ever seen. Oh, to have an artist for a husband....

Inspiring! Go get em' Jack.

Kathleen and Stephan Seable said...

So glad that Jack is progressing well with no "palatal" mishaps. He sure is a trouper. Love that little guy, and his whole family for that matter!

SJDuvall said...

What a great kid. Jack is just so adorable as SpongeBob!

James Lewis said...

Forget Mike, I want to be like Jack too.

Write Chick said...

I want to meet your Baby Jack Jack. Your post brought tears to my eyes, and you know me. . . that is unusual. What a cutie!
I'm feeling all choked up. Of course, that could be from the one hour of sleep I got last night, but I will just attribute it to your amazing writing.

Julie Musil said...

You and your son are an inspiration.

The Lipman Bunch said...

That is oober cute!!X) Ultimate cute kidd!!!:P

MomladyHeather said...

Jack is a mighty spirit, he's lucky to have you for a mom.
love,
HEather

Marmie said...

What a sweet little face. This picture makes me smile.

It's interesting how Heavenlly Father teaches us through our children. I'm also grateful for the things I've learned, even though I really haven't liked going through some experiences. They are always better looking back.

I'm so glad that Jack is doing so well.

Mark and Kiss said...

Oh, I love that pumpkin.....