"Our Little Trooper"

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yay- I didn't miss "Fwing" (Spring)

I know this post is late. I apologize, but I had started it when Rowan got out of the hospital a couple weeks ago, during Spring Break, and just realized that I never posted it. Better late than never I guess....

While in the hospital again this past month, Rowan started to get concerned that he was going to miss "Fwing" being in there too long. It's his favorite time of year. He loves it when the walking sticks, crickets and butterflies start coming out again, which means bug catching time for Rowan (and anyone he can talk into going out with him and his nets). He also loves looking at all the wild flowers from the car window as we drive through the Hill Country and into San Antonio.

One of my friends posted a picture of the first bluebonnet she saw on her Facebook page. He sat up in his hospital bed, his eyes lit up, and he got so excited, saying "Oh good, the bluebonnets are coming out! I gotta get outta here and see them".

On the way home from the hospital, after another 10 day stay, he searched and searched out the window looking for any sign of bluebonnets. Any of you who live around here know that we did not get enough good rain often enough this year for a very big crop of bluebonnets. So, our hour long ride home was kind of rough. He was sad and thought he had missed them after all. Well, finally, on FM 306, just a mile or so from home, he burst into happy tears and yelled "Mom-STOP! I didn't miss Fwing! Look! God knew I wanted to see bluebonnets so bad so he saved me some!"

I of course pulled over immediately, and discovered that he was right. We found the tiniest little patch of blue bonnets on the side of the road. Here are the pictures of my precious angel, still with his hospital id band on his wrist, literally taking time to stop and smell the flowers. I am again, truly amazed at how he can be so overjoyed with things we take for granted every day, especially with all he's been through. I think he would gladly stay in the hospital another 10 days, as long as he could see a few tiny little blue bonnets on the side of the road when he got out. Hope these pictures make you smile and that you take time to appreciate the little things yourself too...and think of Rowan next time you see some wildflowers on the side of the road:-)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing, Its so good to see him enjoying the flowers. :) Springtime is awesome.
    Wishing Rowan the best.