Owen is changing almost on a daily basis. It is so amazing to see him grow and MOVE! He is so strong and it's something we are not used to. It's almost like having a first child since there are so many differences. Trey and I are in awe of the little things he can do. Probably more so than parents of healthy children because having a child who is disabled, makes you appreciate the small things that many may take for granted; like Owen's tight grasp, lifting his legs up, his loud cry, holding his head up, and splashing like crazy in the bathtub. It's hard to fathom that he will be crawling and walking soon - I won't believe it until I see it! And, of course, most important, not having to worry about the medical aspects - he can cough, suck on a bottle without aspirating and he can breathe without assistance! It is such a relief! I so wish that Nathan could have done all these things that Owen is doing, but Nate is very special in his own way. I know God has a plan for him and I won't dwell on what I wish he could do or that Owen can do this, but Nate can't. If I did, I'd go crazy. We live day to day in hope for a cure and that Nate will be healed! But in the meantime, we appreciate all that he CAN do and praise God for those things. Nathan is an unbelieveably special child that I can't explain. I wish I could. Only those very close to him truly understand. Unless you are around him and can see it, it's just so hard to put into words. WE LOVE OUR BOYS!!!! We are so blessed!!! Nate and Owen - both gifts from God!
We're hoping to take Nate to the mall soon to walk around and see Santa. I'm also looking forward to the new Veggie Tales movie coming out in January, which we will have to take Nathan to see! He's never been to a movie theatre but I think he's old enough now to sit through a movie and enjoy it.
Happy Holiday Season Everyone!