As I was doing my daily reading up on everyone's blogs, I read on Rhett's blog of a wonderful giveaway contest. You can find more about it at 5 Minutes for Mom. It is a photo contest of your sleeping beauties...and the winner gets a new bedroom set!!! When I read about this contest, my heart started beating away. THIS IS PERFECT!!! As of now, Kaden is sleeping in mommy and daddy's bed. I moved him into our room, oh, maybe two years ago when I decided I did not want night nurses anymore and Nate was working night shift. It has worked out pretty well, but here lately Kaden has been talking about sleeping in his own room. However, we have a crib in there still and there is no way he is going to fit in a crib. We also are borrowing a dresser from his nana, so this is a wonderful opportunity for him. If you would like to enter the contest, visit the link above!!!
I am sure a lot of our readers have seen this photo. It is one of my favorites of Kaden sleeping. If you do not know the story...we were still at the Ronald McDonald House while our angel Ava was fighting in the hospital. Kaden at first was not allowed to go in and see his sissy due to the time of year and illness going around. He began to sleep with her picture. One night when we got back from visiting Ava in the hospital, I went in to check on Kaden sleeping and found this (the above picture). I had to snap a few pictures. He loves his sissy so much. We actually had a discussion about her today and he talked about her being in Heaven. I asked him if he knew that she still watches us and protects us and he signed "yes." What a little smartie we have in our lives!!!
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