08 05 2010 Peace Reigns Once Again

Lizzy slept through the night and woke up in a good mood. She has been playing inside and watching Blue’s Clues. It is raining again.

Blue's Clues

William has been playing with Matthew and Lizzy and they are looking for “Clues” all over the house. Willy is excellent at teaching and playing. He thinks of every detail.  It is so cute.

Willy draws out blue paw prints for Matthew and Lizzy to find. Those lead to the clues which lead to the puzzle being solved. So today I found the paw print and printed out some for Willy to use.

How true it is. We are always looking for clues around this house. Clues to unlock the Lizzy mystery and the mystery of ourselves. It is amazing.

Mattie 2010 B

Matthew is relentless about finding clues.He combs the entire upstairs, the playroom, downstairs and living room. He loves it.  Thanks Willy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizzy has been in a very good mood all day. As you can see she is very content. She is watching Curious George which is one of her favorites.

The music for the movie was done by Jack Johnson. We have the soundtrack and she loves it. Especially Upside Down. It is Lizzy’s and her cousin Natalie’s favorite.

These two ladies have not met yet but they have so much in common. They have changed lives on a very profound level. They touch lives with all that they do. What different people we would be if we did not know these two.

Thank you God for bringing them into our lives!

Natalie At Pajaro Dunes 2

Every time I hear the song Upside Down I start crying.  It is the two lines “Please don’t go away” that do it. I never want her to be where she was 3 years ago. Completely away from us and everything.

The song Upside Down and Curious George remind me of Lizzy. She is like George and has so much to learn,trying  to adapt to a foreign enviroment that does not make sense to her. Just like George.

We all feel like this from time to time, but it is more intense for her. I can only imagine how she feels. I pray that we will have the ability to see what we need to see to help her. And that God leads us to the right teachers and therapies that will work for her. One day at  time Amy, one day at a time.

Lizzy continued to have a good night. She was very engaging and happy. Thank you God!

Looks like sweet dreams tonight. Let’s hope.

“Upside Down”

Who’s to say
What’s impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There’s no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Who’s to say
I can’t do everything
Well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren’t always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
This world keeps spinning and there’s no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who’s to say what’s impossible and can’t be found
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Please don’t go away
Please don’t go away

One thought on “08 05 2010 Peace Reigns Once Again

  1. YEAH! I’m so glad Lizzy is doing better!

    I LOVE the idea of the paw prints! Very inventive!

    I completely understand the analogy of looking for clues to help someone you love so deeply that has a disability. Your desire is to help them be the most they can be to live in this world. Frankly, the clues I discover take me back to looking at myself and others who are “typical” or “normal” and coming to the conclusion that this sweet creation is so much more than I, or they will ever be. My Natalie (Down syndrome) is perfect. She is pure unconditional love, she has gifts that she uses with abandon and her hugs will melt your heart. She turns me “upside down” with pride in being her mom. Thank you, Lord! I am privileged.

    I love seeing her picture on this blog. Thanks, Amy.

    I also understand the Curious George connection. Natalie can totally relate to George.
    Lizzy and Natalie will meet someday. Soon, I hope.

    Lizzy is with you, she’s getting closer, not getting further away. I know it.

    Her smile says so much in her picture.

    Love you,

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