Saturday, January 31, 2009
The first thing I did this morning after getting Crawford settle was check Tuesday's blog. I just could not get her or her family out of my mind. I was so sad to hear she had lost the battle of cancer yesterday! I am so thankful she will no longer suffer but my heart goes out to her family!! It's amazing to me how we are drawn to something like this and yearn to know more! However we don't really want to know more when it ends like this. I believe there is a reason! This little girl was put on earth for a reason. She was a gift from God and has touched so many strangers lives. I saw that she had 600 comments on the post this morning. 600 to which most were complete strangers! She has definitely touched mine in the short time I have read her story. She makes me think twice about my purpose in life. She makes me want to do more. She makes me feel so Thankful for all that I have and for my healthy child! She makes me want to take that extra time at night to be with Crawford rather than fold laundry, to not worry about the little things and to not take life for granted for one minute! Click on the link to see the sweet video of her dancing with her twin sister! I bet she dancing with the angels in heaven now!
Instead of being upset with Crawford when he pitches a fit, I will be thankful that I have him here with me to pitch the fit. When he is clingy and wants to be held. I will hold him and cherish the time I have with him. I will savor every hug, kiss, giggle and day I have with him!
Friday Jan. 30th
Well I have not been able to get little Tuesday out of my mind today! During lunch today I got on her blog to see if it was updated. I cried and cried! If you are going to read it consider yourself warned. I sat at my desk wanting to leave and scoop up Crawford and just hold him and hug him! While rocking him tonight I did not want to put him in his crib. I just held him while he slept so peacefully in my arms. I can't get Tuesday out of mind or her parents, her brothers and twin sister who know their sister is dying! I pray for a miracle and strength for their family! And then I start reading and reading about other babies with Cancer. There is Cora. A sweet little girl who has cancer as well! Oh how she breaks my heart. I Cried and Cried with her story as well. I know there are so many stories like the both of these! I am asking who ever reads this to please pray for these sweet children and their families! I am! I thought having a child had changed my outlook on life! Crawford has taught me to live in the moment, to enjoy the time we have with each other because it does go by so fast! After reading these stories these children have opened my eyes even more, to how lucky we are! We often take our health for granted! I can't imagine what these families are going through! I pray for strength for them to get through the battle they are going through! I pray they will continue to have faith! I do believe in God and I do believe he can heal! I hope they will continue to believe in this!
Thursday Jan. 29th
Wow! After reading this blog, you can't help but tear up. We have so much to be thankful for and are so lucky to have a healthy child. It's amazing how much we take for granted! I pray that Crawford will stay healthy and I now will be praying for Tuesday! I absolutely can not imagine what these parents are going through! I get upset and worried and feel helpless when Crawford has an ear infection or does not sleep through the night. I could not imagine how they are feeling and holding it together and also raising there other children! Tuesday is also a Twin! My thoughts and prayers go out to them! I know you will feel the same way when you read their story! Click on the picture below!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Hagen sneaking in Crawford's Cart. Good thing Crawford's back was turned!!
Loading up the Cart with more food!
Working the Register
It ended up warming up outside on Saturday so we were able to go out and see the animals which the boys loved. Crawford would not leave the first ones we came to. He picthed an embarrssing fit when I tried to get him to leave this little creature (which I don't remember the name of) and go see the other animals!
First attempt to try to get the boys to both look at the same time which ended up being impossible!!
Another one of Sweet Hagen
Crawford is running up to give Hagen a Hug in this picture. Hagen ran from him! It was too cute!
2nd attempt to get the boys to look at the camera at the same time!
Blowing Kisses to Mommy on the way home!
Sleeping like a baby. Crawford slept all the way home and then slept for 2 1/2 hours! He was worn out!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Me and my Group of girls! What Great friends! I am so lucky to have such great friends and was so glad they could be part of our big day! Now if I could only see them more frequently! My Goal for this year is to make it happen!
Me and My Mom (my rock). This was such a fun day to share with her. We had so much fun planning the wedding together! She has done so much for me through out the years! She is not only my mom but my best friend! We are so Thankful for all that she does for us. I hope that I will be as good of mom as she has been to me!
Jacob with his sweet parents! They planned the best Rehearsal Dinner Party Ever! We had so much fun. Some had so much fun, they hardly made it through through the wedding! They have been so great to us and we are so Thankful for all that they do for us!
A cute picture of the flower girls peaking out the window. It's amazing how much they have grown up since this day! I will never forget when the wedding party had left to go in the sanctuary and all that I was doing to keep those girls in the room with me! I was singing and dancing and trying my best to hold them off.
The Beautiful Wedding Party!
Jacob's Dad, Brothers (Adam and Ryan) were his BestMen! My friend's Mandy and Leslie were my Matron and Maid of Honor
I just love this picture of Adam walking the flower girls out.
My Aunt Vicki and Uncle Gary. My uncle escorted me down the isle. Don't they just look beautiful. They have been like my second set of parents always doing so much for me! I hope they know how much I appreciate all that they have done for me! Now they not only enjoy spoiling me but spoiling Crawford!
Jacob's parents and brothers (Adam & Ryan)
On the way to the reception. This is one of the pictures that made it in the "Knot" magazine and several others.
Introducing Mr. & Mrs.
The most wonderful Cake from Ketchie Creek!
Here is to many many more years of happiness, laughter, love and what all life brings us.
I love you more each day, more than yesterday, less than tomorrow!
(Not sure where the quote comes from but I like it! )
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Watching Blue's Clues this morning. He is all cuddled up in my grandmother's quilt that was my favorite quilt growing up. Every time I went to her house I would snuggle up with it. So she gave it to me and as you can see Crawford loves it also!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Taking a break to show Carolina what they need to do!
Watching the Game