Hi Everyone,

Corey had a tough morning but her outlook and behavior improved by the evening. Our nurse reported a very strong PT session and her cognitive session with her teacher was also a success.

Tomorrow is a big day; please keep Corey in your thoughts at 9am as she begins her third swallow study. We had a nice evening watching the Top Chef finale. Tonight was the first time in a few weeks Corey wanted to watch a cooking show as well as initiate conversation on the subject. She was talking about cooking and going to culinary school. The last few weeks have been difficult for Corey to see cooking shows, read recipes or watch commercials about food. It seems the world revolves around food for her! It’s been so difficult, I’ve stopped cooking so the aroma of food will not upset her. We are hoping she passes the test so she can truly begin to move forward with this piece.

It’s Leap Day and all I’ve thought about all day are the words Leap of Faith.
~ A leap of faith, in its most commonly used meaning, is the act of believing in or accepting something intangible or unproven, or without empirical evidence.

Corey there is so much more still to come for both of us. I couldn’t shake that saying today and this thought; ‘sometimes you just need a leap of faith to have confidence that somehow, someway it’s all going to work out’. I don’t know who was whispering this to me but it gave me a sense of serenity today. (Let’s hope I don’t have to wait 4 years to experience this feeling again!)

As I went searching for my motivational reading on this phrase, I stumbled on this quote;

Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you’re at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together ~ Yo-Yo Ma

This reminded me of us. We’re in this together honey and we’re only going one way…leaping forward! I love you, xoxo