"...but i would walk 500 miles
and i would walk 500 more..."
Today is Sunday once again...and time for Kathy's Song~ography linky party! Each Sunday Kathy has a "fun mash~up of photography and song titles"... a visual song, if you will.
This week's chosen song is "i would walk 500 miles" by the Proclaimers.
It all began on 8.8.88...my darling daughter lapsed into a coma. She was not breathing on her own, her fever was off the charts, and she was convulsing. A hard decision was made at our local hospital...whether or not to even send for the helicopter... her prognosis was poor. In the end, the helicopter arrived. My nightmare was unfolding...
I stayed with her day and night at Children's Memorial hospital...never leaving her side...praying that she would wake up from her deep deep sleep.
Then on her fourth birthday...eight days later...she opened her eyes and there was finally hope! Our prayers had been answered. She had that twinkle in her eyes once again.
But we had a long long journey ahead of us. She was just like an infant...her only ability was her rooting instinct when i fed her. I was told that she would be in a wheelchair the rest of her life ... with very little abilities.
And so my work began...everyday i drove her to therapy...physical, occupational, speech. I had to reteach her everything ... walking, talking, eating...
We inched our way forward ... i gave her my everything.
Now it is 26 years later...and it was worth every mile i walked for her. She is now a happy, loving, vibrant, hard working young adult... Her journey is not over...it never will be. But every step she has taken has been a miracle.
If you have a few moments...and who doesn't on these long winter days...be sure to click here to join in on the song~ography linky party to see what others have walked those 500 miles for...
until next time...