our little blessing

Our son Teak Joseph Head was born on October 28th, 2010. He has been a blessing in our lives even before he was born. We truly feel honored that the Lord chose both of us to be the parents of this special boy. Teak was born with Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele and a minor hearing loss in both ears. Both un-related to each other. These are the curve balls of life. You never know when they are coming, you just keep your head up, step up and hit back with prayer, strength and love.
Welcome to our lives. Teak will one day change the world for the better just the way he has changed us.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Two Years Feel Like Yesterday

It feels like just yesterday that Chad and I were in a life's daze.  Our hearts and minds filling up with doubt, anxiety, worry, helplessness.  The words rambling from our mouths were just words.  Our bodies felt weak. 

My Love!

Two years ago today we found out our child had Spina Bifida Myelomenigocele.  A long and confusing word that was unpronounceable would one day just role off the tongue.  Understanding the meaning of this disability would come months later. 

It was our 20 week ultrasound.  Everyone knew we were heading to it that afternoon.  The most important part of our pregnancy at the time.  Finding out the sex of our child.  Oh, the calls and texts that were coming in from our friends and family were being ignored as we waited in my OB's office and then later by our cars. 
Back at our house, we just sat on the couch...staring, talking, crying.  Our lives were turned upside down and inside out. 

Prayers, prayers and more prayers started flowing from our hearts and our minds as well as everyone we knew and loved including people we didn't know!  My office actually raised funds for our little one because we didn't have insurance.  Our very dark hole was getting a little lighter as the days went by.

Little did we know that two years later, our son would be walking, running and talking.  He has surpassed all the expectations that doctors had for him. 
They said he would most likely need a shunt...to this day he does not have one.
They said he would most likely use a wheelchair or walker...he started walking 2 weeks before he turned 1.

They said our child had Spina Bifida and he only has his warrior wound (surgery/closure scar) to show for it.
We love you Teak - you continue to show us the joys of life!
Jeremiah 30:17

Our first Easter egg hunt

Walking around B's house in our Easter Sunday best!

Mimi aka great grandma and Teak!

Are you kidding me?  Could I be any cuter?

Daddy and Teak asleep on the couch!
Walking through the park after CityWide!

 We understand that not all SB children may not "turn out" as Teak did but each and every one is wonderful and each and every parent of a child with a disability is miraculous!
We also have the hearing aids we are dealing with still!  Ugh. But he is talking like a champ!