Monday, August 2, 2010


I have so many questions, most which will not be answered for a long time, some may never be answered.

Questions like...

Why did my son have to be born at 23 weeks and spend the first six months of his life in the hospital?

Why did ROP have to destroy his retinas to the point of blindness? Why does he never get to see the beauty of a rose or the color of the sky?

Will he ever have a girlfriend or even a date? Will he ever get married and enjoy the pure happiness of being a parent?

Will he ever talk?

Will he ever walk?

Why us? Why HIM?

These questions, along with so many more, haunt me everyday and everyday I have to remind myself that today he is happy and alive and healthy and for today that is all that matters.


  1. I think a lot of parents wonder that. But Colton is so young. With regards to the CP, look up Josh Blue. He's got pretty severe CP and he just had a baby, he is an incredibly sucessful comedian. He's one of my favorites.

    The bottom line is that he has an amazing mommy/advocate doing everything she can for her son.

  2. Never forget Patrick Henry Hughes! He was born without eyes and is still in a wheel chair and will always be. I remember his testimony and that of his father's at their concert whenever I ask these questions for Colton, you, Seth and all of us. Remember what Patrick's dad said? he said, "I asked us and then I thought, why not us?" I have thought about this too and one answer came to me immediately......... 'because we will do this. WE will take care of Colton. We will help Colton progress through it all. We will help Colton every step of the way and encourage him to keep fighting through it all.' You know, not all mothers, families or people would do all YOU have done, all we have done. God gives special babies to very special people only because they have the gifts to be a special parent. YOU are SPECIAL and God gave you and all of us in your family, a very special gift when he gave us Colton. Gigi Sue