Saturday, January 5, 2008


This morning while feeding Mags her cereal I was humming a little song. DJ was munching on his toast and he started to hum a song. It was so cute. Here is the conversation that followed:

- That is awesome humming DJ. Mommy could tell it was Frosty the Snow Man. Good job Buddy!

- Thanks Mommy. You heard it because you have ears.

- Yep. My ears love hearing you hum, sing, talk and I am always here to listen to you.

- Some people do not have ears.

- You are right. Some people do not have ears or they have ears that do not work very well.

- I am glad I have ears. And you to. And Anderson and Daddy, and Madigan. Some people have ears that got sick and now do not work and God made some people with no ears and some people cut off their ears. Right Mommy? And some people do not have any legs.

- You are right.

- Some people have accidents and hurt their legs and some people get scratches and sometimes God makes people with no legs. How do people with no legs run Mommy?

- Well, some people get artificial legs made for them to help them and some use a wheelchair and some use crutches.

- Oh. You know Mommy, maybe the doctors at the children's hospital can learn magic. Then they could use magic and medicine to help kids with no legs. Kids should have legs. I am happy I have legs. When I go to the see Dr. Van Stralen next week I will ask her if she knows magic.

****My heart almost burst! Would it not be wonderful if by waving a magic wand we could take away all the hurt - physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.

I remember the feeling I had when we finally realized that DJ would be OK. It was December 31, 2003. We had a meeting with the doctors in the NICU. DJ's condition was now stable and he was going to be OK. We were not sure what the long term prognosis was going to be, but at that moment, the team of specialists working on DJ's case had most definitely waved a magic wand before us. That evening, we relaxed for the very first time. We even left the hospital and had a wonderful new year's eve meal at a local Thai restaurant. What a beautiful start to the new year!

We have kept up our annual tradition of Thai food on new year's eve. This year we shared a wonderful meal with our friends David and Dawn. And one of my prayers as we start this new year is that, if possible, they experience the magic of conceiving a child. And if they cannot, may the magic wand of acceptance and love wave over head and allow them to accept their situation and help their marriage continue to grow and flourish. I love them both and hope for the best for them.


Don Mills Diva said...

Out of the mouths of babes! What a beautiful post.

Family Adventure said...

I'm new to your blog...but is there a reason why he was so concerned with legs?

Either way, a cute, cute conversation :)


Andrea SK said...

What a cutie!

A Buns Life said...

I love the direction that conversations go with the kids, especially when they let us in on how their minds work in dealing with difficult subjects. Kids who go through a lot gain such insight that most adults don't even have. It's payback for what they have had to endure. :)

JenLo said...

It's funny how kids work things out in their heads by talking out loud. I love to listen in!

Julie Pippert said...

What a incredible boy. :)

Barrie said...

I wouldn't mind borrowing that magic wand for a wave over several people this year. :)

Tot's Mom said...

It certainly seems that he has a good heart. And you must be one proud mommy!

MamaGeek said...

Oh how sweet! I love kid-isms like this!

Karen MEG said...

Kids have so much wisdom sometimes. And yours have awfully big hearts. You must be such a proud momma!

Mama P said...

My son has made me cry more than I care to admit with his deep insights and huge heart. He's only 5, but has the depth of someone much much larger.

Thank God he's such a pain sometimes, too, to balance out the angelic pureness that pours out at times.

My daughter is more of this earth - and makes me laugh out loud with her assertive voice and way of saying it like it is. (Who does she get it from? Hmmmm....)

Lainey-Paney said...

What a cutie patootie!

Lainey-Paney said...

And DJ: I'm glad I have eyes, so I can read what your mommy wrote about you & your humming.