Friday, November 28, 2008
I still remember the day my sister Rebecca was born. I was in first grade and they announced over the loud speaker in our classroom that I had a new baby sister! My dad had called the school and asked them to let me know that mom had had Becca. I was so excited and couldn't wait to leave school to see my baby sister. I had so much fun dressing her up in my clothes - being a big sister is the best!
I love my sister so much. I have talked about her many times on the blog . . . but I just want her to know how much she means to me and how much I love her. Happy Birthday Becca-Boo!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
. . . and now it is void of all baby stuff. It's an empty room with a lot of crap in it. I'm so tempted to bring all the stuff back and prepare for this little guy - but I think it would break me if I ever had to pack it up again.
Do I take the chance and bring the baby stuff back?
Or do I hold off and work on the room after he gets here?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I know ultrasound pictures are always a little difficult to decipher . . . but I think these ones turned out pretty good.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I was walking the halls of the church on Sunday with a little boy (who was being a slight distraction in our class) when I overheard a testimony of a girl in the ward after us. I know this sweet girl. She is a few years older than I am and we grew up together for a majority of our childhood years. She was born with Downs Syndrome and has been a joy in the lives of many. She always had a smile on her face a a practical joke to play on anyone who wasn't watching her closely. We just love her.
As I listened to her testimony I was overwhelmed with the love that this sweet girl has for her family - especially her mother. She said, "And I love my mother. She is the most beautiful mother in the world." I know her mother as well - and she IS a beautiful and wonderful mother. I know that her daughter could see into her mother's heart and find the beauty that is there.
As she concluded her testimony she said, "I love my life." I couldn't help but feel the tears well up in my eyes. I am sure when her mom and dad first found that their daughter had Downs Syndrome they were concerned about her quality of life. I know I was very overwhelmed with fear and concern when I was told that my son would not lead a normal, healthy life. These parents have been more than amazing examples to me in my life and they have made their daughter's life a beautiful example to so many as well.
As her words rang over and over in my head I hope that my baby Gavin could say the same thing. There really is nothing I would love more than to hear him tell us that he loves us and that he loves his life.
I want to love life like this girl does. She finds joy in everything. I am trying to find that too.