Monday, January 5, 2009


It's been a while since I've posted because we've been very busy at our house. We had a nice New Year's, not very eventful, and then on Saturday, we had a big housewarming party to celebrate the new addition to our house finally being done! I'll post more about those later, with pix, but I wanted to write a quick post while yesterday was still fresh in my memory.

The last couple days have been rough with Seamus' GI issues. His DIOS symptoms (Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome) are back again even after spending a night in the hospital three weeks ago for a clean out. Even though he has not been feeling well, we needed to get out of the house. We decided to go on an adventure yesterday to a local nature preserve that has lots of trails where he could ride his scooter.

It was a short car ride but he was very tired by the time we got there. After riding his scooter for about 5 minutes, he was exhausted so I started carrying it. I noticed he started to lag behind so I said, "Are you too tired?" and he responded, "No, I'm just happy."

The air felt really good so I showed him how to take a deep breath through his nose and let it out with a deep exhale through his mouth. He liked the feeling of the cold air so he repeated it over and over saying "The fresh air is nice. I'm breath-ing."

As I watched my beautiful boy, I literally lost my breath knowing I could never take this simple act for granted. "Breathe, my love, breathe."


Alicia said...

Oh, this is so magical. Thank you for sharing it. I feel like a peeked in on such a beautifully, intimate moment!

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

awww so cute:)