Thursday, January 1, 2009


I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year!!!

I have a lot to say about 2008. We have been through highs and lows (about as low as any parent could get). I am excited to start a new year and look forward to experiencing the new gifts life has to give us.

You have grown so much over the last year. What a big boy you are becoming. You have learned to walk and continue to work on the potty training, but I know in your own time you will get it (hopefully sooner then later). You continue to amaze mommy and daddy with how incredibly smart you are. You have been working so hard to come off your vent, unfortunately the bronchitis you had still has it's affects on your lungs which is making it difficult for you to come off your vent for very long.

You have taught mommy and daddy so much. I only pray that you feel how special you are to mommy and daddy. We love you so much. For your four years here with us, you have been through a lot. Not only with what you have gone through but watching what your sissy has been through and then all of us as a family. You give mommy and daddy incredible strength, you must have some type of superhero powers. You are definitely mommy and daddy's hero. We are so proud of you and feel so lucky that you are OUR son. The love we have for you is undescribable, it goes way beyond words. I pray that your 2009 is filled with nothing but greatness for you. You deserved every bit of it.

We love you so much. You are very special and we are very lucky to have the pleasure of watching you grow, learn and just love you.

Love you always and forever,
Mommy and Daddy

Angel Ava,
Although you are not physically here with us, your memory is always with us. We miss you so much. Even with the outcome, we are glad you came into our lives (like the song "The Dance"). Thank you for fighting as long as you did, just so mommy, daddy and bubby could be with you a little longer. This year has gone by so fast. I can not believe that you will almost be one. It is unbelievable to me.

I feel like you were here so long ago, I think because of how much I miss you. However, I remember every detail of the night I had you. I remember how fast you came into this world. I remember how much I was shaking when I was holding you after you were born and giving you to daddy because I was scared I was going to hurt you or something because I couldn't stop shaking. I hope you know how proud daddy and I are of you. You are an amazing little girl who touched many lives (you take after your brother in that department!!).

I thought about you a lot tonight. I wish you could have celebrated with us, even if you were already in bed like your bubby. Your so precious to us and our love for you will never fade, no matter how many years go bye.

We love you baby girl.

Love always and forever,
mommy and daddy


My Three Sons said...

What a beautiful letter to your beautirul children. I'm praying that Kaden does get off the trach in 2009. He has amazed me in just the last year that I have followed your story.

I know that Angel Ava wasn't with you physically but she DID celebrate with you last night. I know she looks down on you and is so proud of Nate, Kaden, and you.

2009 will be such a great year for you. You have a new life that will be joining your family. What a great thing to be looking forward to.


I'm trully blessed for our friendship and look forward to sharing our journey with each other this year and many more to follow.


The Rice Family said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! Hope you had a great new year. We did not make it however. I want you to know that you and your family mean allot to us and hope that with this new year comes much happiness and many accomplishments as well as remembering only the joyfull memories of 2008.I know you will always treasure and hold Angel Ava close to your heart as so will we. We love you guys and think of you often.

Aimee said...

Happy New Year! The letters to your little ones were so beautiful.