Friday, April 24, 2009

Unexpected Miracles

Who knew?













Parenting a child with disablities means putting aside the dreams and hopes you had for your "normal" child. But sometimes it also means dreams come true. They might look a bit different than the first ones you had, but they are made even more meaningful because of all the tears.
I cheered at my son's soccer game. I cried just a tiny bit, with joy and disbelief. And when he scored a goal, ran out to the middle of the field and cried "cockle doodle doo!" My heart cheered with him.

24 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

That is so exciting! It looks like he's having a great time.

Sheri said...

Okay, I was reading this and thought "Awwww how terribly sweet!" But then I read "Cockle Doodle Doo" and burst out into crying laughing tears of joy for little man.

Christa said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Tears in my eyes too. That is so beautiful!

Yondalla said...

so beautiful

Bonnie the Boss said...

Wahoo!!!! Wahoo!!!! WAHOO!!!! I am so excited for you. Not only is he out there, but he is playing and seems to be enjoying it, almost as much as his mom!

Torina said...

Cock a doodle do! Indeed!

Marta said...

Wonderful! The only time I was sure my little guy knew where the ball was at all was when it came right at him and he jumped over it.

Jillybean said...

Woo Hoo!!!

Way to go Little Man!!!

The Boob Nazi said...

ahahahaha crowed like a rooster. How cute!

Whitney R said...

This is so great, Jo! What a fun way for him to make friends and be a part of a team. I'm happy for him. And you :)

Laura in L.A. said...

And a hearty "Cockle-doodle-do" right back at our Little Man! Wow, Jo, what a great day! He looks so stinkin' cute, too!

Love, Laura

Corinn said...

Yaaaaaaaay! I was on a soccer team at about his age... and I NEVER scored a goal. XD Go Little Man!

elizasmom said...

... and mine does, too. What a wonderful moment for Little Man and you!!

K J and the kids said...

that made my heart do flip flops. How wonderful :)

wendy said...

Well, I could shed a tear of joy right there with you. Those experiences are precious for sure ---and felt in only ways MOM can experience.

Jami said...

Smiles and tears at the same time! Great job, Little Man. Great job, Mama!

SO said...

Okay. That is wonderful. Just 100% WONDERFUL!! Tears along with you.

Azul said...

I'm so happy for him, and for you.

I love reading about Little Man's adventures. It gives me hope for my own little man's future.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Oh that's wonderful!!! And the cockle doodle doodling is the best ever! Good job Little Man and Mama.

Bobie said...

How freakin' adorable is that. I got tears in my eyes reading this.

Jenny said...

What Sheri said!

Soxy Deb said...

It looks and sounds like he is having the time of his life! Good for all of you.

Jessica G. said...

Congrats to Little Man! Jo, I an cheering right along with you!