What He CAN Do

July 22, 2014

Being an optimist, I refuse to focus on the things Simon can’t do. Thinking about his limitations is limited thinking.

So I focus on what he CAN do:
He can talk with visitors
He can fold laundry (children’s laundry is the bane of my existence)
He can help the kids put on their shoes
He can write
He can email
He can watch Weird Al videos on his iPad
He can eat
He can drink (no beer, but thanks for the many offers)
He can shower
He can hang his towel back on the rack
He can put his clothes in the hamper
He can ask for his water cup to be refilled (he is very good at this one)
He can pray
He can cry
He can laugh
He can be sarcastic
He can play games with our kids
He can do homework with the kids (C’mon, school! This mama is ready!)
He can take his meds
He can talk on the phone
He can talk about his dreams
He can talk about his hopes for the future
He can complain about the thickness of his morning milkshakes
He can tell me he loves me
He can tell the kids he loves them

And he can do this:


  1. Lori Rutherford on July 22, 2014 at 9:47 am

    He can read comic books…he can keep Gumba off the bed…he can still be a kick booty soiritual warrior…he can still laugh and smile a lot. 🙂

    • Lori Rutherford on July 22, 2014 at 9:47 am


  2. Linda Manley on July 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Yay Simon….still praying in Texas! (for all of you) Thanks for keeping us updated…

  3. Erin Rodriguez on July 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Love this post!

  4. Kristin romo on July 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

    What a fan picture and positive heart. I positively believe there is a miracle in the Caver family future. Love his “can do” list. Can he receive a visit from the Romo Fam this weekend?

  5. Marisa Almada Oste on July 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    He can inspire us

  6. Beverly Pennington on July 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Still praying!

  7. Meg McGoogan on July 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Yes he can…I so admire your positive attitude
    Soooo many of us being positive and praying for a miracle………yes HE can…..thanking God for your strength and His grace.

  8. Lily on July 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love your positivity!
    I love that he continues to keep busy
    Thinking & praying for you all <3

  9. Jan on July 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t think I can do that much!!! Way to go, Simon!!

  10. Halley Hogan Knuth on July 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I agree with the comment above. You and Simon both inspire….Praying for Simon and your family. Your optimism is beautiful. I can definitely learn from it. Prayers coming from Austin, Texas (originally from Atlanta, Tx).

  11. Gina Rossman on July 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Awesome affirmations!! =) That’s the spirit!

  12. Jan Clayton on July 23, 2014 at 5:35 am

    You both are such an inspiration to me! Love and prayers continue to be sent your way!

  13. Angela Lancaster on July 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    He can get better too. I know he will. All things in time. I want to see him again on the Road before I retire. Lots of love to you all.

  14. Tammy Caver on July 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Such inspiration in both of you. We are praying for your family and hoping for a miracle.




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