Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So my sweet Caleb is sick.  He had 105 degree temp last night!! Yikes! Today he felt a little bit better. I mean after all, he only had 103 for most of the day - almost well!!



Because he was SO much better, Hubby decided to make a grocery store run to get him something special to eat that might appeal to him. He is my other sensory kid and has a really hard time with food. When hubby asked my sweet boy what he might want, all he said was to get some chocolate chip pancakes because we were out and "the boys" (aka, his brothers) really liked chocolate chip pancakes!!! Ok, can I hear a collective, AWWWWWW!!!!

My sweet Caleb has his struggles in life (namely his brothers - I'm kidding - really - hehe) but he has a heart of gold and is always thinking of others and is always deep in thought!

One night as I was hugging him goodnight for the umpteenth time, he said, "Wait Momma, I need to take my PJ top off so I can feel the love," and asked for another "shirtless" hug!!! Grin!!!

Last week as we were leaving soccer practice (as we often are) he must have been lost in thought because on the car ride home he said, "Momma, Spring is beautiful. Lizzie is beautiful, so Lizzie is like Spring!" Oh be still my heart!!!

Ok, ok, I forgive you for not ever eating anything - ever!!! I think what God didn't give you in the good eating department, he more than made up for in the sweetness department!!!

So, my sweet baby boy is sick and just who does he cuddle with for comfort????

His lovin' Momma, you say????

Um, no!!!

That someone would be Lily, our wonderful foster doggie!!!!

I can't really blame him. She is awfully snugly and she did manage to get a smile out of him!!!

Right after I took these pics, I received an email with a wonderful little story about dogs and how great they are and I just had to post it after seeing (over and over again) how much comfort our pups bring to our kids

A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued,

''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''


  1. I'm sorry your little one isn't feeling well! He sounds like an absolute sweetheart though. I've read that story about the dog before...beautiful! Hope he's feeling better soon and can enjoy some chocolate chip pancakes with his brothers. LOL

  2. I hope Caleb is better soon! Lily sounds like a good nurse and a very special dog. I've got three dogs and I love them. But none of them sounds as sweet as Lily.

  3. OH what a sensitive young man you have there, Ann! Feel the love and Lizzie is like precious! And poor guy...that's alot of fever for someone his age! Praying he's better soon! And you do have a good nanny, but at least he still wants to hug you!


  4. Tell Caleb to get better quickly!!!!! poor guy! Extra hugs are a definite must!

  5. feel better soon-good luck mom with the cereals!