Thursday, August 26, 2010
One Year Today...
One year ago today we were blessed with grandchild #10, Zeke Landon Olson. He came into this world with a basket full of problems and a Mother and family that loved him with a love that no one could imagine. We prayed then and we continue to pray for him and his health concerns.
Today is Zeke's birthday, "Zeker" as we so lovingly call him. The past year has been fraught with scares, tears, prayers and often thanks and smiles. Zeke has come a long, long way......every day we are reminded of his fragile condition but over time we have been able to see beyond that and have dared to dream of Zeke and his future happiness and health.
Zeke has finally gotten to some fabulous Doctors that have taken incredible care of him and have been able to keep him going and allow him to progress, to grow, to smile and to be a happy 1 year old baby. We also pray for them each night!
I have watched as his Mother has gained the strength she needs to take care of him 24/7. She has gone from a frightened Mother to a woman that has more inner strength, belief and confidence than I ever thought she would have. Not because I thought she didn't have those qualities but because of the depth of his problems and the sleep deprivation she has endured the last year. She is the strongest woman I know...to have been through so much and still smile at some things that many of us take for granted.....a baby's first smile, first time they sit up, first tooth, first time crawling and first word. She never gave up on Zeke...EVER!! I so admire her.
Happy Birthday baby Zeke, you are the bright penny in our lives, our sunshine, our happiness and our love... you'll have many, many more.
I Love You,