Friday, June 6, 2014

5 years!
It is so amazing what can happen over 5 years.  It is coming up quickly on June 9th – a very special day, Molly’s birthday.  This time of year is filled with reflection more than any other.  May to July is hard, but better than last year and much better than the year before. 

My sweet girl should have been 5, of course, she should have also been born without all of the issues that she was.  It has been just under 4 years since she went to be with Jesus. 

Since then, we have added 2 more family members to our clan, we have seen our mother battle and win against cancer, lost a best friend to cancer, been thru a couple of jobs, seen our oldest grow in so many ways, seen the Lord provide in ways that I could have never imagined and have learned to laugh again.  Live goes by in a flash, especially then good time (the bad time seem to last much longer).  I am so glad that I have an amazing God that can heal.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

daddy with Emmy and Big Bro Brecken

May 3, 2013 - Welcome Emily Grace

Well, it has been a long time since I have written anything, but it has been good.  Brecken is now a wonderful big brother to our surprise baby.  We decided when we found out that we were pregnant, and again when we found out that we were having a little girl that she was a gift from her sister Molly and from my dear friend Karena.  It was their way of never letting us forget that they are both in heaven, watching over us.

Emily Grace (Emmy for short) arrived on May 3rd and we are pleased to say very healthy, alert and happy.  She is true blessing.  She has made 2013 pretty wonderful!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy New Year! Hoping 2012 will be a great one

I still can not believe that it is 2012! I am very optimistic about this year and everyday is filled with joy thanks to the sweet little Brecken! I have just updated my photo album (I am compulsive about getting photo into my book - I don't do scrapbooking, but I love my photo albums) and I put all the Christmas card pics in that we received! I love to look at our friend's kid and how they have grown over the years - it is amazing and wonderful! Thank you to everyone who send us cards and pics - I keep them all (I put them in a folder and keep them with the photo album from that time). I do love to go back over the years and look at the notes and pictures! Have a great one!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well, It is amazing to think that 2011 is almost go. It has been a much better year, filled with joy and yes still sorrow. I am so thankful for all of the blessings this year. Two wonderful sons and a great husband.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweet 1 month old little boy

Brecken was 1 month old on Monday and was a healthy 9lbs 15 oz at his check up. It has been a delight to have a child that has not had to have surgery or see a number of specialist at this point in life. We are not getting much sleep, but I feel amazingly refreshed and grateful to have a healthy baby. No matter the bumps in the road, as long as he is doing well it is all ok. You would also think that with such a little butterball that he should be sleeping at night - and 3 nights in a row we did have 5 hour stretches, but he seems to be in a growth spurt again and his favorite thing to do is eat and he would like to do that all the time. Again - we should get sleep next year, so this is fine.

I also had my gallbladder out on Tuesday of this week. It is now Thursday and I feel much better than I did yesterday. It is a great time to start that serious diet!

Brighton has started school and says that he has the best schedule ever! He loves all his teachers so far and is looking forward most to skills for living. He will have a flour baby soon to take care of and I have told him he had better get an A on that one.

Kelly is still off work with paternity leave - Southwest is a great company! His benefits are so much better than mine. I do have to say that it is obvious that he is a bit bored.

Thank you all for all your prayers - this past month has been wonderful. It is still filled with so much mixed emotion, but he is such a gift of healing from above.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our New Arrival

Welcome to the World Sweet Brecken. I have to admit that I have been very bad about posting updates. It is a bit late, but Brecken arrived on July 22, 2011! this was early but he has done very well! He is now at home and we are enjoying sleepless nights! We compare him to Molly so much - he is already donig so many things that she never did. We have shed a number of tears of joy and sadness also. He looks so much like she did, but is so different. I had forgotten how easy a healthy baby could be. I am just so thankful for the little things. To see how relaxed he is when he sleeps, to see a sweet smile and to have a baby that lifts his head. The small things that seemed so hard, they are so easy. He is a true gift of healing, no a replacement.

We love you Brecken and we miss you Molly! I have to believe that she is here with us, watching over her little brother also!