Tuesday, September 4, 2012

This Day

Five years ago today we took Elijah home from the NICU. It was one of the best days ever.
Yes, I share this photo every year
As I sat on our chocolate brown couch clutching our three week old baby, I thought (hoped) our journey had ended. I didn't quite realize that our journey had just begun. Our world would soon be immersed in therapies and we would begin to collect diagnoses, one of which is cerebral palsy (CP).

Today, the anniversary of Elijah's NICU homecoming, is World Cerebral Palsy Day. Seems fitting, doesn't it?

I thought I'd share two things for you to peruse in honor of this day:

This post (by Ellen of Love that Max) in which she describes what CP isn't and also what it is.

This excellent video by an online support group friend, Rachel (her adorable son Cohen reminds me so much of Elijah!):

Five years ago we got our son. We also got CP. But CP certainly didn't get him.
Stumbo Family Story


Janet said...

...and every year I comment that I have a very similar photo of my 13 day old son and myself with the same smile. :) Wow this year went fast! Loved watching the video of Cohen. Thanks for sharing.

Smithsholidayroad said...

Thankyou for sharing x i too have a similar pic when cooper was one month old at finally at home :) thanks for sharing Rachels clip I miss
Cohen updates since i am no longer on FB :)

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