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for David and us as a family. The new doctor gave us prescriptions for occupational, physical and speech therapies; he lowered the high blood pressure dosage and discontinued all other medications. David was swallowing well and tolerating food and liquids skillfully.
My mother called and told me to take David to confession. I phoned Father Fidel and we were so grateful that he was able to see us on such short notice.
On Saturday, December 24th at 5:00 am, Eddy, Karina and Ana Carolina drove from Miami and showed up by surprise. Ana Carolina played Santa and brought tons of food and goodies for David. I cooked the traditional Christmas Eve dinner - arroz con gandules, pernil and pasteles – and we had a great dinner together.
An overwhelming emotion embraced us all as we walked together to church. David cried as he saw the Virgin Mary in the nativity display. As we approached to take Holy Communion together we could testify to the marvelous obliging of God’s divine plan to have his children participate in His Love.
As David listened to old music one day with Fernando watching him clean his room, Fernando read a letter he kept on his desk, which David had written the year before. He wrote that he would always support and encourage him to pursue his dreams. He also repeated how he admired his talent and passion for dance. They both embraced and cried.
Special visits completed the year. Moses came to give David a haircut, Jonathan DJ and Brandon K spent time with him, which made him very happy. Then on New Year’s Eve cousin Michael came by to visit. We laughed as David gestured him with an old inner-circle Peacock salutation.
Gaby wrote - “Here’s to those who keep defying the odds and those that become their champions and advocates along the way… you and David motivate anybody. Feel proud of your accomplishments so far. As you sit at home with your kid… here’s to a freaking amazing year full of more miracles. xoxo”
Rose W wrote – “God is always and has always been in control so sit back and let the pilot take you safely to your destination. Trust him. He has superb direction. Be blessed and favored. I love you.”
We were ready to welcome a HAPPY NEW YEAR!