Thursday, November 17, 2011

His Little Red Car

Earlier in the week I had parent teacher conferences.  Dennis' teacher insisted that we make him a soap box car so that he can walk around in the parade tomorrow.  I am so glad that I took her advice.
It's nothing fancy-- but shhhhh-- don't tell Dennis that because he loves it!
Today I was reminded once again that ever little bit counts.  I thought that because it was a busy week, I wasn't that creative, and I heard that other parents went all out making sure they get all the attention-- there was no point in making Dennis a car.
How wrong I was.
All the kids helped-- even Dennis, and like I said--
one little boy is very excited to go to school tomorrow in his little red car.
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Alex's cord is tethered.  Not a big concern right now since it is not causing any problems, but the Neurologist said that in order for Alex to have bowel surgery, he needs to have his cord untethered first.
Tomorrow I take Alex for a consult.  Most likely he will be having his first major surgery next month.

17 comments:

  1. Im so glad you were able to do this for him. I dont believe there is such a think as "small things" when it comes to parenting. (I hope this comes across correctly- those things that we think of as small really are big in a childs eyes.Its all perspective. They say "you matter" " I like you."

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  2. I have been working on the little things too. Dennis looks very happy with his car!

    We will be praying for wisdom and healing with the upcoming surgery.

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  3. Dennis is so cute!
    Best wishes for Alex... he'll be in my prayers :)

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  4. That little car is awesome! How fun!

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  5. His car turned out very cute! Plus, he's happy, that's what counts.

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  6. I understand what you mean about parents going all out. I learned that the hard way on our first Awana car race. I let my kids design and decorate their own cars and they looked horrible next to the cars that looked professionally done. You could tell the parents did all the planning and work. That was sad and made it hard for kids who did their own.

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  7. My son had surgery for his tethered spinal cord (at C2 vert) when he was 8 years old and it went very well for him... quick, one night in intensive care and released from hospital. Best wishes to Alex as he undergoes his surgery. Kim D.

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  8. You ARE very creative! Great job family!
    Praying for your consult for Alex. I love watching your family grow!

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  9. Love the car. Have to do that with my kids!!

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  10. We had to make a turkey in a costume last night with Josh. It was fun, and I am sure that he will not have the finest turkey int eh class, but he did make the decisions. His turkey is disguised as Darth Vader.
    Your car is cute!

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  11. I think your car is AWESOME! I hope you were able to go to the school and watch the parade because I would love to see Dennis at the parade. And yes,some parents do waaaaaay to much when really just a little inspiration and a whole lot of love will do the trick!

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  12. What's wrong with your gorgeous little boy? Is he blind in one eye?
    That car box looks so cool, lol, well done. Inspiring me to get painting some boxes for my kids! :)

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  13. Hi! My older children when they were younger part took in the Erie Soap Box Derby . The Soap Box Drby is a big deal around here -streets are blocked off on the day of the derby. Being in the derby was a lot of work but my children won trophies. The smiles on their faces were priceless .The derby was an all day affair. Presently my younger children do not want to be in the soap box derby. So we do not do it.Enjoy the creative play days with your son Pat

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  14. Hi guys, this is Chris Clever, it looks like everything is going well with you all. It has been 6 months since moving to Hilo Hi for us and we love it. God Bless you all,and say HI THERE to the Hubbie and the kiddies. Courtlend loves the island, we swam with mantarays and dolphins just last month. Email is still cleverchris04@yahoo.com so feel free to buzz in, if you can ever find the time.
    Everyone looks great in the pics!

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  15. Dear Christine,
    Isn't is amazing that after all the work by Dennis' doctors, someone is not even sure whether he might be blind or not? I was noticing the over the shoulder photo at how far he has come from the grab button photo (so changed I think the previous poster did not even think it might be the same child!). I love how his little eyelashes finally frame his eye. He really is gorgeous and so brave to endure so much. I never knew about amniotic banding before Dennis, but I must confess I still find it to be one of the cruelest birth traumas. So nice to see Dennis' joy and progress, and I think someday he will be an inspiration to many, his heart is so big! So happy he found you all.
    Sherry

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  16. gen2revztruth-- I read your first comment and was not at all offended. I noticed that you were new to leaving comments so I figured that you didn't know his medical issues and I was planning on answering you in an upcoming digest. As to Sherry's comment, I also know from her being a longtime commenter that she really was not trying to come across as rude. She was complimenting how Dennis has come so far that new people can't even tell whether or not his prosthetic eye is real or not. That's all. I didn't publish your second comment, and I wanted to contact you personally, but I went to your blog for contact info and found none. I thought I would answer here-- hope you don't mind. I also hope you'll stick around. Meanwhile, here is a post that may help explain things. http://smilesandtrials.blogspot.com/2009/12/yet-i-think-he-was-always-beautiful.html If you click on the Dennis Medical tab you will be ableto read all about Dennis.

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  17. Love Dennis' cute car! What a great idea!!!

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