Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gold Medal Baby


Last night Charlie and I held our own Olympic Games. Charlie was the first place winner in "I Can Sweat Through My Blanket" contest as well as the "Smelliest Diaper" event. I did win the blood pressure contest; his got pretty low during the night. However, we both scored well on the "Let's Sleep All Night" competition with Charlie pulling ahead at the end - he is just waking up.

I love this little boy. He looks at me with his beautiful eyes and I talk to him and tell him how much I love him. I tell him that he has a big spirit and is strong and brave. I also tell him that Heavenly Father loves him and that He is with him all the time. Even though the doctors say he cannot hear, on some level, I know he hears me and that he knows everyone loves, worries and cares about him. Knowing that you all love and care for him too is a comfort and a blessing to the entire family.
Thank You!
G-ma Cheryl

14 comments:

whitney said...

I guess if I don't want to start the day off crying, I shouldn't check Coop's blog. I'm glad he is such a fierce competitor - go gold Charlie!

Meghan said...

good job cheering him on grandma. and keep telling him all of those things. he may not physically hear you, but i know his spirit can feel it and knows how important to us and special he is.

Danielle&Lincoln said...

Angel...
I talk to my friend Emily last night, and she told me that she was little Charlies Nurse. I am so happy that you got to meet her. Angel I just want you to know that you and your little family is in my thoughts daily! And your beautiful little boy ChArLiE CoOpEr is in my daily prayers.

shelby said...

Wow. I too believe that his Heavenly Father is hearing and watching him very closley, and trying to teach the rest of us through Charlie. You guys are amazing and so strong! Thank you so much for letting be a part of all that you are going through!

Kirk and Audra said...

Angel & Rob,We are so sorry to hear about your son.I spoke to Jan and she told me what was going on with him.Are hearts go out to you and your family and our prayers will be with you. Kirk and Audra

Amanda said...

Good laughs and tears are always found when checking in on Charlie and the Christensen team. Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts, feelings, and the daily updates. Pretty soon the whole world is going to know about this little guy.

Kelly said...

Grandma C-
Charlie can hear you...of that I'm sure! He knows in his heart that the whole family loves him and is rooting for him. Look at his progress over the past few weeks. He wants out of PCMC as much as the rest of you do! (not that it's a bad place to be, he just wants to go to that awesome house and hang out)

Thank you all so much for the updates. We love reading all posts, especially when Rob and Shani post. They both are skillfull wordsmiths that incite such hysteria into their blogs that it makes it fun to read. Go Red Bull!

Love and prayers to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

G'ma Cheryl , you keep telling Charlie how special he is. I know that he can feel your love and all of the prayers that are said on his behalf. His spirit is strong and your family is such a great strength and support. I admire your faith. G'ma's are the best!
Connie

Anonymous said...

Grandma Cheryl: Charlie is great fighter! you tell him he has admirers from all over.He knows I am sure Each day is just one more day closer to the big celebration whem he goes home with Rob,Angel and Britty. praying for you in Montana.

Shyla

Ginny said...

Sheesh...I am going to have to start checking on Charlie BEFORE I put on my makeup! And then I would have to stay away for the rest of the day. Maybe I will just look into waterproof mascara!!

Cheryl, you made me laugh and cry practically within the same breath! Thanks to all of you for being so open and keeping us updated! I know Charlie understands what you are communicating. When one sense is decreased, the others are enhanced to compensate. I think Charlie's sense of HEART is processing all the love that is being sent his way. Keep it up, little man!

Anonymous said...

I think it is wonderful that you are all talking to him, cuddling him and letting him know how much he is loved. I agree with all the other posts, that at some level he knows you are talking to him and he is getting better because of it. Give that sweet little boy a big squeeze from all of us in PA.

Thank you for allowing us perfect strangers to follow his progress. You are a wonderful example of what family should be.

May God bless you all in many ways.

Your friends in Erie, PA

Meghan said...

i love all the blog readers who are so willing to share with R&A your feelings. you guys are awesome. and ginny, how do you have time for makeup - esp. on a saturday? nice work...

Anonymous said...

Wow, Cheryl... I had gotten to the point where I could read these and not cry.. I guess I was wrong. You are a magnificent grandma. He is so blessed to have someone like you talking to him and I know his spirit is listening. Don't for one minute think your words go unheard. Charlie is in there and so is his spirit. Love you... you are special people... glad we share a similar blood line..
Jill B

Anonymous said...

Raabarino aren't you back yet? I'm surprised there has been no posting from you. I thought you got back yesterday??