These past few weeks have been incredibly challenging and exhausting. Both Grace & I have been down with a virus but now we're on the mend. Today, I found inspiration at my school's 5K run/walk. One of our student has cerebal palsy (I think). He relies mostly on a walker to get around. He did the whole 5K. You should have seen him working so hard and not giving up. He kept saying he wasn't going to let my friend, his English teacher beat him. He would slow down and then suddenly burst out in this fast little sprint. He didn't care that his legs wouldn't go exactly the way he wanted...he just wanted to beat my friend and he did. He said to me, "When I get something in my head, I don't let it go." Wow! This is something I will keep with me forever and the picture of his back running in his walker will be the mental image I need to remember when I'm having a "I can't do this" moment. He truly is an inspiration.
Grace is getting tubes on Wednesday. Our awesome doctor put her on pulmocort this past week and it seems to have really helped her (knocking on wood). We're going to see the pulmonologist early in March and the genecist late in March. In April, we go back to the cardiologist. Grace gets more and more sassy every day and is saying a lot more things. She's obsessed with Elmo and Yo Gabba Gabba and The Wheels on the Bus and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She's been bit 3 times in the past 2 weeks and it seems that she's starting to lose her patience a bit with the smaller kiddos in her class. She's really growing up and is so incredibly stubborn. She is every bit the stubborn 2 year old. It's her way or the highway. She totally fits in with our family. She received her first Valentine's gift from a very cute little 2 year old boy yesterday. She loves those bracelets.