Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Listen to his Heart
Such a familiar sound, and I thought "how many parents get to listen to their child's heart like this?" I do it now just because I can and because I want to remind myself of the steadiness. The steadiness of where we are in this moment, the steadiness of his strength, how he holds on to life now with almost an effortless firmness. And, he's got such a firm hold, he really does. It's all relative but in this world of heart failure and tube feedings and multiple medications and therapies, Simon Lev has his heart steadily beating (with the occasional skipped beat or 'thrown pvc').
I was about to write 'his feet firmly planted' but I couldn't because of an incident yesterday.
Mary Beth and I are laughing speechless and Jaime is struggling to keep up with him.
He was climbing like a pro, planning steps up and down, and showing no fear at being so high.
I love him. I love his risk taking. I love how he moves with intention. I love how he lives with fear and courage in the same breath.