Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Can I get A Woot Woot?

Sometimes we can get so bogged down in certain parts of life, that we forget to see the blessings and answered prayers in other parts. I guess it's not fair to say "we." Maybe I'm the only one who struggles with this? Maybe everybody else is great at seeing each blessing in each moment of each day of each year.

I, however, have been bogged down lately with this new "label." I've been bogged down with trying to wrap my brain around all the details and trying to get our ducks in a row for what's next.

And tonight?

Tonight I was like hold up a sec homesplice.......because I do believe that we just had a day where Owen did not fight me or throw up during any of his meals. Seriously? Did that just happen? Did I push him with things like broccoli, chicken, beef, carrots, sunflower butter and chewy crackers and he ingested it without another care in the world.

Today Owen was like "what's the big deal, Mom? This broccoli that I usually take one look at, clamp my jaws shut, and know that only one of us is going to make it out alive? Well today, I totally got this."

And dudes, if that isn't an answered prayer, then I don't know what is.

And remember when I asked you to pray for no more allergic reactions like this?

Well, the last really bad reaction he had was during our first week in New Jersey. As a matter of fact, it has been one month since that reaction. Oh hellz to the yeah.

And remember when I asked for prayers to come off his meds?

Well, he's still on the majority of them, but he's off the one that made him really sleepy. And he's doing well being off of it. Seriously? Can I get a woot woot? And we have another endoscopy soon to see if we can come off the steroid for a spell.

So even though my ducks are most definitely not in a row yet with this new label and new information; even though the ducks are running all over the place quacking their rear ends off and not even close to walking in a straight line, I know God's got this because He's gotten us this far. He's done amazing things and I know He's not even close to being done with my little man.

And He's using awesome people like this to bring Owen farther than he's been in a long long time.

This is Sara (his feeding and broccoli introducing therapist from St. Joseph's).

And she was not about to take "no" from O-Dawg. She pushed him and made him work hard. And it was hard to watch, but she is the reason we are now having days like today.

And this is Jessica. She pushed him even harder trying to strengthen his abdomen. She was not even a little bit scared to mess with his shoes or listen to him scream if it meant he would progress.

She's the reason he can now jump on both feet without falling. No small feat in my eyes.

We miss them.
We were most definitely blessed by them.

If I was some great political person who could declare today in their honor, I would do it. I would name it some National Owen Ate Beef and Broccoli Without Puking Day. Or something along those lines.... and I would give all the glory to the big guy in the sky, and prayer warriors like you, and people like Sara and Jessica who make a difference every day in the lives of kids.

So Happy Owen Ate Beef and Broccoli Without Puking Day everybody!


  1. I think I see another acronym....National OABABWPD. I think it even has a ring to it if you try to make it into a word. However, with this success now on the books, I have a feeling there will be many "Owen ate _____ without fighting or puking days", so we may just have to make do with every day from now on being special. :) And yes, you can get a WOOT WOOT!!!!

  2. A WOOT WOOT from both of us! We saw first hand the "fun" of brocolli, so we give the day a HUGE thumbs up! In fact, we are thinking of getting t-shirts made with the day's celebration listed.....might have to use the back of the
    t-shirt! I do love me some Sara and Jessica! They are heroes too! Let me say again...WOOT WOOT for today's success!

  3. Well why not, then every earn on that same day we can all eat beef and broccoli!

  4. Well, I got tears in my eyes when I saw the photos of Sarah and Jessica. They are definitely and have been angels to Owen and all of us. Go Owen!! Victory over broccoli!!