Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I wanted to post a few thoughts. Some of you may remember Bethany (Brinton) Sprauge from my neighborhood I grew up in years ago. She has recently been struggling with the health of her baby boy Gavin. He has had a liver disease from the day he was born and just passed away Monday evening. He would have been 1 year old on Oct 6th. He was so cute! As a mother my heart is aching for her and her family. I don't know what it is like to lose a child and I hope and pray that I never will BUT I do know what it is like to lose a brother and the pain is unbearable. She must feel like she is in a nightmare and can't seem to wake up. Her life will forever be changed and somehow she has to go on while the world around her keeps going. I went to her blog last night and mourned with her as I watched video and picture slides of her sweet baby boy and thought to myself how she will treasure those for the rest of her life. When she wakes up in the morning Gavin will not be there to look into her eyes and smile at her. For a mom that is my worst nightmare and what a hole that would put in my heart. Even though we know the plan it sure does not take the pain away and my prayers are with her. My husband told me last night that it sure seems to put life in perspective. Sometimes we think are life is so hard when compared to many it is not. We at least have our family all together and what more really matters? It has affected me so much and I never even met the baby in person. I have been following her story online for quite some time and so I bonded with Gavin just by that. If you would like you can click on the picture of Gift for Gavin on my blog and it will take you to her sight. She has not posted since the night her baby passed so the last thing you will read is her last post just hours before Gavin was called home. I would like to think my David was there. Anyhow, I know you do not know her but as a mother does it matter? All anyone needs to know is that she lost her baby. She needs as many prayers, her and her husband and kids, that she can get. Please pray for her that she can endure through this and have the strength to do the things that are coming for her, the funeral etc, that are so hard to plan and get through. Hug your kids today and tell them you love them. Thank God for every day that you have them and for the privilege it is to be a mother.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Jonah before we left for school
So excited! He loved it Mom! THX
Jonah blowing out his candles :)
We celebrated Jonahs Birthday yesterday. He turned 7 years old and I still can't believe it. He is not having his party until friday with his friends but I wanted his actual day to be special so, we started with breakfast. He wanted Mickey Mouse pancakes. He opened up a gift from his Nana in AZ and one from Jeremy and I, we figured we would let his do the rest at his party. He had grilled cheese for Lunch per his request and dinner was cheeseburgers. We took him to Toys R US where he recieved his free b-day balloon and gift along with using his b-day coupon to get a small toy. He was in Heaven! I will post pics of his party after this Friday. We love Jonah and he is such a special child! Love you buddy!and Happy Birthday.
*Just a small sidenote, my dear brother David's Birthday would have been the day before Jonahs on Aug 31st. I believe he would have turned 22. I miss him so much. I just wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday anyways and let him know how much I love him. I will love you forever David. *