On this day, three years ago, I had to make the worst phone call of my life. I had to give CPR to my baby girl when I knew there was no point. I had to see my husbands face when he walked into our home that was filled with emergency workers. I had to hear the news that my baby became a statistic to SIDS.
On this day, three years ago, I gave thanks to my God. I thanked him for the four months he gave me with my beautiful daughter. I thanked him for every smile, giggle and sweet moment I was able to share with Abigayl. I thanked him for a husband that never placed blame on me. I thanked him for letting my husband come home for lunch that day so my husband could play with our daughter one last time.
As much as this day hurts, it is also a reminder of the amazing love God has for me. Though my heart aches everyday, he gives me many reasons to be thankful.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Rowynn really likes to be "helpful". Here is a prime example. Surely daddy must need help on this step stool! Good thing there were no tools lying around, that's when it really becomes a headache.
'Look mom, I'm a big boy'
Guess who figured out how to remove his diaper?! Little stinker.
Rowynn's first trip to the McD's play area! He didn't really get into it because he was to busy watching all of the other kids play.
He did go down the slide a couple of times. Nothing he hasn't done at home so he wasn't very thrilled. The funny thing was that we bought him an ice cream and he completely ignored it so he could watch the other kids. Is this my child?!
Here's what Brennyn thought of the whole thing!
Daddy bought Rowynn his first coloring book and crayons. Yay! (dripping with sarcasm) Now Rowynn can "color" the walls and doors.
Mommy bought a puzzle because I would rather pick up the eight pieces every day rather than clean off the walls every day.
I must say, he is getting VERY good at putting together his puzzles.
Labor Day was Brennyn's first trip to the lake and both of the boys road on the boat for the first time. It just so happened that we went on Saturday and I am so glad we did since it was the warmest day. We had a major cool down for the rest of the weekend that would have made it just a tad cold for the boys to be on the water.
I love that Rowynn started holding hands. It is one of the greatest feelings to have him reach up for your hand.
Ready to ride and he is much more comfy in this life jacket.
Our poor butterball had to endure the bulky life jacket! But, I think he rocked it pretty good.
Vroom, vroom... I got this grandpa!
The cousins are ready to ride the hot dog!
My sweet lil' man really enjoys his morning Caillou! He now hands me the remote if something else is on and grunts. He may be a man of few words but he sure gets his point across.
Getting ready for some pool cleaning...
is it okay, mom?
Loves to "color" with his chalk... on everything! Doors, windows, columns, his tongue. Let's just say that nothing is off limits in his world.
Though he generally hates wearing it, he asked for me to put it on him. He's silly that way!