I am truly blessed by so many people who have stepped forth to make these days so much more bearable. You’ve entertained my big kids, enabling them to have a fun and memorable summer vacation. You’ve cuddled with my tiny kid so I could go out with my husband and/or my big kids. You’ve spent countless nights or even just one night with Nora so we could sleep knowing she’d be safe. You’ve taken amazing photographs that we’ll treasure forever. You’ve sent random cards and notes of kindness and encouragement just when we needed them most. You’ve cooked meals for us, brought us lunch and even breakfast. You’ve cleaned our house. You’ve brought in our garbage cans. You’ve sent or brought us flowers to liven up our home. You’ve sent beautiful, sweet, thoughtful, and adorable gifts. You’ve offered me advice with your medical background. You’ve set up fund raisers. You’ve participated in fundraisers. You’ve brought me coffee. You’ve brought me ice cream. You’ve made donations. You’ve let us know we’re not alone. You’ve showed up with a hug and a shoulder to cry on. You’ve called just to say hello, to make me laugh or to give me encouragement. You’ve organized and participated in a prayer ambush. You’ve followed along with us on our journey, even if silently. Best yet, you’ve PRAYED for us. To reflect on all of this brings tears to my eyes. I am so very thankful for each and every one of you!
A couple hours at the pool today was completely revitalizing. Not to mention my first time in a pool this summer!! Aaahh!!
I had so much fun playing “hiney biter” with G & G (me chasing them around in the water with my long hair over my face for extra added scary effect). It was beautiful to see them actually playing nicely with each other instead of teasing and fighting!! Thank you, Amanda C. for allowing that to happen!
Even when I do get out (which I’ve suddenly been able to do a lot of lately), I CAN’T WAIT to get back to my little cuddle bug!! She’s always got loves and cuddles for Mommy waiting! Mmmm. This evening just Nora and I went on a little walk.
How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
(Psalm 133:1 NIV)
LOVING ALL THE PICTURES. SO GLAD YOU GOT TO GO TO THE POOL WITH GAVIN AND GRETA. THEY LOOK SO HAPPY THAT MOMMY GOT TO GO WITH THEM. AND LITTLE MISS NORA LOOKS LIKE A DOLL BABY, AS USUAL. YOUR CHILDREN ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. GLAD YOU ARE GETTING OUT A LITTLE WITH YOUR CHILDREN. THEY NEED THAT AND SO DO YOU. I BET LITTLE NORA IS ALWAYS HAPPY WHEN MOMMY GETS BACK HOME. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A FULL DAY OF FUN. I LOVE THE CLOSE UP OF NORA. SHE HAS SUCH BEAUTIFUL EYES AND SUCH SWEET LITTLE LIPS. HOPE YOU AND WILLIAM BOTH GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. JUST REMEMBER GOD IS RIGHT THERE BESIDE YOU EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.
It warms my heart to hear about God’s people caring for one another in love!! I have shared your blog and story with so many and said- see, there are still miracles! there are still good people that love one another and are willing to help! Thank you so much for sharing your family’s story and these wonderful examples with all of us! You have truly been a blessing to my family!
I just love your entire family! I’m so glad that u were able to go swimming with h
I was saying im glad u got to go swimming with the Gs lol and miss nora is sure getting big!! Hope u have a fantastic day!!!
I’m so happy that you’ve gone out during these days. Ikeatherapy ( as my sister calls it ) is pretty effective ; I do it from time to time in Madrid . Think of that time out of home as an investment to prevent and avoid anxiety.
Love all the dresses the Cuddle Bug is wearing lately. She’s a cutie !!. Wish I’d live closer to help you: would love to take care of your beautiful children. Keep on praying every day. Tons of kisses 🙂
Ha she is lookin like a chunky bug lol. If I miss seeing pics of her for a day or two, I can watch her grow right before my eyes.
You are a most inspiring mom! I know this journey you are on is not an easy one, but your grace and honesty are to be admired. You are a wonderful and kind mother to Nora and God has placed her the right hands to be cared for and loved unconditionally. May your heart stay strong through all of the ups and downs and may all the prayers wrap around and fill your heart when you most need them,
Your children are so fun to see…G & G, they have the very best smiles! And Lil Miss Nora is not bad herself! She is really filling out and her hair is getting darker! I also love her eyes…they seem to go straight to my heart! I live in Dayton Ohio, and I pray for you and your family all the time. We take our kids to Kings Island all the time…I think if you were able to get a sitter for the day, and would feel comfortable about leaving Miss Nora…you and your hubby should go to KI for the day and relive old fun!!! I am looking into helping the Mummerts with there 5k to honor Harrison…my Emma would be 2 on this Thursday, July 12th – she had Trisomy 18 and lived for 3 hours. I miss her every day…more and more. It will be a rough day. I plan on running in that 5k for Emma, Nora and Harrison. Maybe I will meet you and Nora if you are there…and those older 2 with the Gorgeous Smiles!! I hope you have a restful night and wish I lived closer so I could help you. I will continue to pray and I want to say…Nora looks very similar to my Emma Faith. I just light up to see Nora’s picture. She is a sweet baby and you are the luckiest mom in the world!