Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our inspiration

On the Kidz site today is a request for inspiring posts, so I thought I would take a second and elaborate on my inspiration, which is Dakin, of course. His strength is amazing...he is amazing. He is staring at me at the moment, wiggling around in his Bumbo chair and laughing at me. It is so astonishing to think about what he has done in one year. Despite him being close to doing so, he was too stubborn to quit breathing. He has gone from not eating to consuming nearly a cup of food at every meal. He went from being unable to vocalize (due to his trach) to speaking over his trach incessantly...you can't get him to be quiet! He has a love of books, people, music and butterflies. He is my joy and inspiration every day. If this sweet child can decide to keep going despite being on a six foot leash (stupid ventilator) all of the time then maybe I can find some strength pocketed away in me. And maybe you could too, if you happen to need some. We are so blessed to have an angel living in our home, especially one as stubborn as this one! Thanks for letting me share this, and I apologize for how piecemeal it is...I didn't get much sleep last night...

13 comments:

tara @ kidz said...

I could just look at his eyes and smile all day long! Maybe I will....

Kristy said...

You inspire me, dear. You have been a wonderful advocate, mother, and inspiration.

Keri said...

You are absolutely right, Dakin *is* an angel! His smile has captured my heart. Such a precious boy!

Sky said...

He is beautiful... His smile and spirt are so bright :) hugs Sheila and Sky

annalee said...

what a precious, priceless miracle! he is an inspiration indeed. thank you for sharing your words and his sweet face!

Becoming LDS said...

What an inspiring little boy and Mom.

Josie said...

Oh my gosh, he is such a doll!!! I cant comment or add myself as a follower on your family blog.... any advice? anyway, I want to, so let me know what I need to to lol.

kj said...

Very sweet post. A special Mama, and a very special boy.

April said...

Your son is beautiful!

Victoria Strong said...

This is such a sweet post. I loved reading it. Dakin is such a sweetheart.

SUE said...

Oh, honey That was just beautiful!!
Cousin Susan

Junior said...

Dakin is so sweet, such a little fighter and angel.

Krystal said...

Dakin is a beautiful baby boy and truly a little miracle. I love his big eyes and big smile. His story was inspiring to read. I'm going to go sign the petition right now!