Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a mixed bag of good and bad on Mother's Day. We finally got our family pictures done yesterday. I can't wait to see them! I was waiting for that to happen before I started Gavin on the steroids. Sunday morning we started him and it gave him a tummy ache. I've been told that it's very unsettling in your stomach and he kept saying he was going to throw up. We need to get a routine down and his body needs to get used to the medicine. On a positive note, he is really excited that he gets to take medicine everyday.
I did have a wonderful Mother's Day. CJay made me a folded 1 dollar bill ring, which was really clever. Conner gave me a pottery cup and paper book that he made at school and a card he made in church. Karl gave me a beautiful antique looking garnet ring with small diamonds surrounding it. Garnet is CJay's birthstone. He said I will probably get a different ring representing the other boys birthstones the next two years. It is our version of a Mother's Ring(s). :-) I will try to post a picture with this post soon. He is so good to me!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad would have turned 79 today. I decided to celebrate with an ultimate chocolate cake from Wegmans...which is a family favorite. We sang Happy Birthday and it was a sweet, touching moment.
I've been feeling pretty good the past week. When I think of the things we've faced, I am amazed that I am not in bed with the blinds closed refusing to get up. I have a strong testimony that Heavenly Father is carrying me at this time. It reminds me of that poem called footprints and it makes my heart smile. I am extremely grateful for all of our friends and family, especially my darling husband and boys. I feel very blessed. I've been asking for a few years for ways to build my testimony and know that the gospel is true...well, be careful what you wish for. I have no doubt in my mind now.
It's been just over 2 months since we found out about Gavin and I feel like it's been 10 years. I am living in the moment, enjoying every minute and concentrating on being happy. It is working!
Thinking of my Dad today...he is missed, but I feel him near. Happy Birthday Dad! I love and miss you tons! xoxo