"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rowan can make sweet music, no matter what the circumstances...

One of the neatest things about our son Rowan is his ability to find the good in every situation, despite all the not so pleasant things he has to endure in his life due to his health. Whether he is stuck in the hospital, spending the day at the clinic or God-willing at home, Rowan can find a way to have fun! Today's blog will be short in words, but big on pictures, because I believe these photos will show you exactly what I mean. See Rowan loves to make music, especially by playing drums. He got an awesome light up blue flame drum set this Christmas. Of course he didn't get to open them up until New Year's Eve when he got out of the hospital, but the timing was perfect anyway. But before he was lucky enough to have this awesome drum set, I found pictures of him in the hospital on several occassions where he had made drums of his own. Once with some plastic spoons and sterile water bottles, and another time with some glow sticks and just his hospital bed. What I want you to notice (besides how cute he is:-) is the fact that if you didn't look at the background of any of these pictures, if you just focus on his face and smile, you really couldn't tell which times he was stuck in a hospital or which times were at home. He is happy as can be in ALL of them, and that's Rowan...happy in all situations...the good, the bad, the difficult...he is content always. Wish we all could be like that, don't you? On second look, what's also funny is how nothing stops him. In the pictures of him playing drums at home I just noticed two things. In one of them he has his back pack feeding pump on and he is just drumming away, and in the other one taken at home he has an iv antibiotic ball hanging around his neck! Yep, keep rockin Rowan and keep that positive attitude with you always! We could learn a lot from this kid.

Enjoy the pictures and remember to make your own sweet music this week, no matter what's going on in your life:-)









3 comments:

  1. So sweet! Amazing young man!

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  2. Just teared me all up. Very inspirational. Thank you soooooo much Carrie. YOu and your family's faith is beautiful and encouraging.

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  3. He is such a precious little boy. Hugs and prayers!

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