The date is wrong on this picture (if you haven't guessed). This picture was taken the first time Nate and I went out as a couple to one of his friend's birthdays. In this picture we were probably dating for about 6-7 months. Little did we know what was in store for us...
Baby, Happy anniversary!!! You are absolutely amazing and I feel blessed to have you in my life. From the moment I met you, there was something that drew me to you...whether that be your smile, kindness, or just plain old charm I knew that together we would become something great. Not every couple could make it through the struggles and hard times we have gone through. Thank you for loving me, as well as Kaden, angel Ava and this new baby so much!!!
Do you remember in all those lovey dovey notes we use to write, both of us would put "God chose us to be together for a reason," well I think He knew that we would be each other's strength and hold each other up through all the difficult times in our lives. He knew that you and I would make the best parents for the special babies He created and give them the unconditional love that they deserve. I am thankful that God chose you to be their daddy. You are an amazing, amazing daddy. I am sure you know that when you are around Kaden and he can not get enough of you, the squeals that come out of him when you get home from work, and the cuddles you get when he is sleepy. And Ava, how she would follow you with her eyes when you were in her hospital room. She felt your love and continues to feel it. She definitely had you wrapped around her finger, and is the definition of a "daddy's girl." I can not wait to see this new little boy's admiration for you. I know you are going to have another buddy to follow you around.
I am excited to see what else is in store for us and to be able to experience it with you. I know that there are great things to come (there has to be!!!). However, I know whatever it is, you will be there for me, I will be there for you, and we will be there for our babies. I love you baby, more then words can say. Happy Anniversary!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO
March 31st is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day. Please wear turquoise this day for Kaden and all of the other's who have been diagnoised with this birth defect.
Jan. 31, 2008 to May 7, 2008 You are in our hearts and will be forever. We love you baby girl and miss you so much.
Our Big Boy
We love you bubby.
While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about. (author unknown)
Special Angel In Heaven
There's a special Angel in Heaven that is a part of me. It is not where I wanted her but where God wanted her to be.
She was here but just a moment like a night time shooting star. And though she is in Heaven she isn't very far.
She touched the heart of many like only an Angel can do. I would've held her every minute if the end I only knew.
So I send this special message to the Heaven up above. Please take care of my Angel and send her all my love. -Author unknown
A WALK TO REMEMBER
I walk to remember the steps you'll never take. I carry you with me as I firmly plant my feet. Our trek started long ago, before my belly swelled. You were a love that grew-like butterfly wings that beat. Your gentle flutters than became kicks upon which I would dwell. And I would talk to you, sweet babe, about the world you soon would meet. The sun always shown upon us then-when you were in my womb. And I was eager to show you the world that would have been your home. How you'd have loved the sun shining-blue skies without a cloud. The autumn leaves turning-the snow falling all around. The flowers in the summer,would have filled your eyes with smiles. And the rain that might have fallen would have caused you great surprise. You would have traveled far with me-holding me by the hand. And I'd have shown you all I could-more than I can imagine. You hold my heart tightly now, as thought we're holding hands. How far we've traveled, little one-and my life with you has been sweet. For I carry you in my heart as I firmly plant my feet.
I have four wonderful, beautiful children. Three are here on earth with us, the other received her wings and is now in Heaven watching over us. I take pride in my children, they are the strongest people I have ever met. I have been blessed to be a part of their lives. I am TRULY grateful that God chose my husband and I to love these children. I have never known a greater love than a mommy's love.
THE CHOSEN ONES I had a dream the other night. It came to me so clear. I stood before the throne of God,afraid to come too near. God said to me, "I hear your prayers. There are answers you can't find. I brought you here to talk to me and help to ease your mind. "I said,"Well, yes, God, I am upset...About my special one. This punishment is awfully harsh...Whatever have I done?" God looked at me and shook his head, He said, "My Dear, you've got it wrong. I sent this special child to you because you are so strong. I searched and searched to try and find someone with a love so rare. Parents so unselfish they could give him that special care. I try to save my special gifts,like those you're speaking of,for a special kind of parents I call the 'Chosen Ones. 'Of all the ones to choose from,I know I've got it done...Parents who deserve my best,an honor you have won." -Unknown