Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Just lovin' who she is...

Tonight I read a beautiful reminder of how precious our babies truly are! Jessica (Alex' Mom) wrote such a heartfelt post about when he was born she prayed for a cure but that today if one was found would she trade who Alex was for a cure, NO WAY!
It hit home with me as Annabel was full of her smiles, love, out loud laughter and just her awesome goodness. Yes, I love each and everyone of my children for who they are. I thought my life was as blessed as it could be after each one of them and truly thought he was done with blessing me as far as children go. There is just something about these special ones! They can melt you in a moment with no words just how they speak in their silence, smiling through their eyes and with their silky touch. Today at therapy, Annabel shirt said "100% sweet" and her therapist Meg commented that she was probably the only child she knew that could wear this and it be absolutely TRUE! Of course, I beamed because she is just so sweet and she was working so hard at each thing Meg had her doing. At other times Meg had said that Annabel is a good end to her day because of how much love Annabel gives to her and just how joyful she is. This is true, at work, play, sickness or whatever, this baby girl is God's absolute perfection. Thank you, Jessica for reminding us today how LUCKY and BLESSED we are to be their mothers!




Annabel looking like a sweet teddy bear watching her sisters soccer game tonight!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

R & R...

This last week has been very relaxing! Tomorrow we will be returning to school and I can't wait to see Annabel's face as she enters her classroom. It warms my heart so much to know that she is so happy when I am away from her. We did enjoy this past week sleeping until whenever, staying in our P.J.'s if we wanted and just playing. No routines, schedules just plain hangin out! I think it is good for her little body to have some downtime. She will also begin her therapy tomorrow and I am anxious to see what she remembers. She did have a tummy bug the past couple of days, but hopefully she is on the mend. This week she should have her G-button replaced. The one(called mini-one) that was just placed a couple weeks ago is a little too long. It doesn't fit in her tummy like it should so he is going to put in one that is a bit shorter. The button is new to our area and he didn't think it came in any other length than what he gave her, but thank you to Connie, she researched and found a length in between what she had and what is now in her tummy. Also, this time he will sedate her so maybe mommy won't be such a wimp!

The photos are just a few of our week of rest and relaxation....