Everyone is applauding everyone but our children. These little heroes have stayed indoors more than they’ve ever known in their lives. Their whole worlds have literally been turned upside down. All these rules they’ve never known. A life they couldn’t have imagined. All the things they love like sports, being with friends, going to school, or just being kids have all been taken away from them. Adults talking about others becoming unwell, news reporting death after death. Our poor children’s minds must be racing. Every day they get up and carry on despite all that’s going on. So heres to our little heroes: today, tomorrow, forever.
I thought I’d post a little update on my cousin Josh, he is seven months old now, I thought I’d post some up-to-date photos, so here they are, he’s doing really well, he was meant to have an operation on his leg because his feet are turning but with the coronavirus going on the operation was postponed. He’s also going to have open heart surgery before he reaches one year old. Because he has a hole in his heart. But that’s also been postponed so other than that he’s doing really well and coming on in leaps and bounds, he’s a really cute baby and when he laughs he makes me smile. He is adorable. Here are the photos.
Who is this child
Her eyes so wide
Her face so innocent
Her cries going unheard
For many years
Who is this child
This child is me
I just found out some sad news about baby josh, my cousins little boy. He’ll be three weeks old on Tuesday. They did the heel test, that babies get when they’re born, 3 times now, and on Monday they’ll be doing it a fourth time. The reason being that his bloods and that test, showed up some abnormalities with his thyroid gland, the levels of something are extremely high, and doctors have said due to this he is going to have a lot of issues. He could be severely brain damaged, he could be blind, deaf, he also has the most severe level of downs syndrome possible. The tests for that already came back positive. If he’s severely brain damaged, he probably wont survive, but the doctors really aren’t sure, his digestive system is also effected, when he takes a feed, he is exhausted, and sleeps for a long time, the mere fact of taking the bottle exhausts him. The doctors have said that if any of us are going to come into contact with him that we need to have the flu jab. They’re going to put him on medication for 3 weeks, to try to calm down the levels of whatever it is in his thyroid gland that’s high. Then, after 3 weeks he has to go to Dublin, to the big childrens hospital up there for a deep scan, a scan where they’ll put radiation into his neck. Its really sad news. I’m heartbroken for my cousin. If you pray please pray for their family, either way the outcome for him wont be great, no matter what happens. All we can do now is hope. Hope for the best for him.
Prayers and supportive thoughts would be very much appreciated.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
My little cousin Jake made his first communion today. He’s 8. He’s autistic so his parents had it in the house. The after party I mean. I didnt go though. They were going to have a lot of junk food at it, like pizzas, and other fast food, and I didnt want to eat that. I didnt want to jepordise my weight loss. So I chose not to go to the party. Thats ok though. Instead I had my dad make me a pot of chicken curry and I ate thatj for dinner. And I have to say it was absolutely delicious.
At first I was just going to go to the church, to see him make his communion, and then not go back to the house for the party, but then I figured I wouldnt go to either one. So I sent his card with some money in it with my mom. I’ve talked to mom twice today, she said its all going off ok so thats good. I’m happy his special day is going well for him.
A Child’s Perspective
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On the return from their trip, the father asked the son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad!”
“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have a whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, and they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son said, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.
Appreciate every single thing you have!