Remembering

I’m sitting in my warm car in the same parking spot I was on the day when I realized I was capable of holding a phone conversation without disintegrating into a heap of sorrow. It was about the 3rd or 4th day after we’d received the amnio results. My childhood friend Suzie called in to check on me. Perhaps it was the comfort of her familiar voice that I’d known since I was 3 years old, a precious connection to an innocent, carefree existence that no longer was. That phone call was monumental and I remember it every time I pull into this parking spot in front of the sign company.

I sit here this evening thankful for how incredibly far we’ve come since those days when I worried about whether or not I could hold a phone conversation without falling apart. I’m thankful for the friends both new and old that God has so strategically placed in my life.

Today was another uneasy day exacerbated by broken computers, cable company annoyances, and the pressures of the holiday season (i.e. cards, lights, presents, and no ideas what so ever about any of it). Of course Nora has yet another cold on top of everything. As diligent as we are about hand washing and changing clothes after we’ve been out, you’d think we were out wading around in the McDonald’s Playland ball pit with her!!! So aggravating! Please pray that her lungs stay clear!!

Pictures from yesterday:

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Good morning!!!!


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Goodnight to my brudder.


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Goodnight to my sister!

Goodnight to you!

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The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
(Psalm 28:7 NIV)

6 thoughts on “Remembering

  1. Mommy, let the immune system do its job 😉
    She isn’t immunodepressed; a “bug” from time to time builds up antibodies that will fight similar future infections. The immune system has “memory”.
    If she were to be under chemo or with HIV things would be very different . Simple measures as washing hands are enough. Just kidding, I’m imagining you trying to sterilize everybody at home and sweet Nornor thinking “what the heck is Mommy doing? “. 😉 Have a wonderful day, muuaahh .

  2. NORA IS SO HAPPY IN THE MORNINGS. HER EYES JUST SPARKLE AND THAT SWEET SMILE JUST MELTS MY HEART. I READ THE SENTENCE UNDER EACH PICTURE, THE ONE OF GAVIN AND NORA IS SOOOO SWEET, ALSO THE ONE OF GRETA AND NORA ALSO SOOOO SWEET, THEN I CAME TO THE ONE THAT SAYS “GOOD NIGHT TO YOU”, AND I BURST OUT LAUGHING. I AM THE ONLY ONE UP, AND I COULD NOT HOLD BACK THE LAUGHTER!!!! THAT IS JUST REALLY A CUTE WAY OF SHOWING HOW THE “GOOD NIGHT’S” GO. THAT ONE OF WILLIAM AND NORA DOING HER EXERCISE IS A GOOD ONE. THAT IS A GOOD WAY TO STRENGTHEN HER BACK. I HOPE THE OLD BAD SNIFFLES WON’T HANG AROUND TOO LONG. ACTUALLY SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS IN A PRETTY GOOD MOOD. HANG IN THERE ALEISA, I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW STRONG YOU AND WILLIAM ARE. HOW IS THAT TREE COMING ALONG? PROBABLY WAITING FOR THE WEEKEND TO DECORATE IT. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT, BET IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL. TRY TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP. MAYBE THE LITTLE SWEETIE WILL SETTLE IN AND GO NIGHT, NIGHT. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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