Friday, October 3, 2003
Speaking of bedtime routines
I am really baring it all here... Well, not "that" way. But for me to allow people, other than family to see me at my worst... I almost didn't add this picture. But, even though I was sick with a temp of 103 and feeling my worst physically, it is one of my sweetest memories of early this summer. We'd spent the day at my brother's house, swimming. I didn't really want to go b/c I was having another one of my "episodes" with my health. (I won't go into all the boring details of my 2 1/2 yr. mystery illness. I don't want to ruin the moment, here.) Swimming means everything to Stephen in the summer. So, I took 4 advil, said a prayer and went. I was really paying for it by 8 PM. I was too sick to get out of bed, and read Stephen's bedtime story, so his daddy brought him to me. You can see on Stephen's face how he was soaking up every word, like a sponge! He may be delayed, special ed., or whatever his label is. But, anyone who loves reading, or being read to, has something going on in their mind.. not just a blank space. His daddy thought this was a kodak moment, and in spite of my pitiful image, Stephen's image is worth it all. He is non-verbal, but this picture, to me says a million words.