Thursday, January 31, 2008

A REAL love story

The characters in this story are real. Real people, really very in love, really in love with each other, their daughter,and especially their God. I never cease to be amazed and in admiration of people who have their faith tested and handle it in such an amazing way. God bless.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

One warm winter day.......

very few places can you (or should I say would want to) eat popsicles and play in the grass barefoot in the dead of winter......

Saturday, January 19, 2008

No news is good news

Wow. It just hit me that our lives are BORING. How great is that? No one is sick or in the hospital. Our life seems to be one HUGE routine- and I love it.
Ava is getting so big, and oh, so smart. Already, so much smarter than me. She pee peed on the potty four times today- really, the first day we ever tried. I hate to brag, but I believe she might be a genius. She is growing up way too fast. Sigh, I already see her filling out college applications. Will we still be best friends?, such an amazing boy and spirit. I swear, he never stops smiling (okay, he did stop tonight when he cracked his head on the windowsill, but only for a minute). I think he has laughed more in the past seven months that he has been home from the NICU than I have laughed in the past decade. He really has so much to teach about life. We only have to be open to the lessons. Plus, look at all that hair! Would it be wrong to put him in a bow?

How great is life and how lucky am I to have (I am sure) the best kids and husband?

See, no news here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Goodbye 2007 (finally).....Hello 2008

To say the least, 2007 was a bittersweet year. Eli spent the first four months in the NICU, but then again, he did come home. 2007 was a year that I wasn't sure I could survive but here we are. Eli started the year at just over 2 lbs but now weighs in over 21+. Ava stopped wanting to kiss me on the lips but just tonight said "I love you, mommy". Ava started going to school 2 days a week, and I miss her so much when she is gone. But I am able to clean my house. We had to practically force Eli to eat 2 ounces at a feeding. Now, he has been known to eat as much as 16. Eli started out on a special formula for preemies. This morning, Eli had waffles and banana for breakfast. I started out the year trying to recover from 2 months of bedrest and major surgery. Now, I am close to being in the best shape I have ever been. Vic started off 2007, trying to deal with the worst stress of his life, couldn't concentrate for four months, and still finished his year as one of the best sales people in the country (and for sure, the VERY best father and husband). 2007 was hard, full of difficult lessons but even bigger triumphs.

That said, I am still elated to be saying goodbye to 2007. The outlook for 2008 couldn't be brighter.