Friday, August 26, 2011

Some days are so good…

that they force my mind to go and think about how unnormal (is that a word?)  our life really is.

Tonight after listening to Kate talk about her need for a heart transplant, and that she takes all her meds to keep her heart healthy. After listening to the beep beep of her feeding tube while Mike primes it… this unnormal (it is  not a word, but I like it) doesn’t seem fair.  But, then again what is fair?!  Maybe this is the price I pay to get to be the mama to this sweet sweet girl. 

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Seriously… she is mine all mine (well I share her with her daddy… )!!

The baby I prayed for, wished for, and hoped for, the baby I never thought I would  be lucky enough to mother.

Then I hit the jack pot!! Blessed with two babies in two years.  A girl and a boy!! Perfection!!

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How can I complain… Katy is healthy and doing well, we spend a lot more of our time out of the hospital then we do in.  I always say it could be worse… and a good friend always reminds me that it could be a lot better.

It’s not normal to have your babies race to a feeding pump in their bedroom to fight over who is going to push the buttons on it. 

but…

It is normal to build forts with your cousins and play pretend…

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It’s not normal to order cute fun hospital gowns off of Etsy instead of adorable skirts and dresses.

but…

It is normal to paint sea shells from your most recent beach trip…

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Normal not normal, fair un fair… it’s our life.

I like to think of it more as an ebb and flow of life.  Take the good with the bad. 

Enjoy the good times… ride out the tough times.

You know…Embrace the Journey.

 

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

So much to say…

no time for it right now.  I will give a full report with pictures this weekend.  For now I leave you with this tidbit… more for me than for you.

( I don’t want to forget!!!)

Today on the way home from our fun Keys for Katy mini getaway… we stopped for dinner.  During dinner we discussed as we usually do… what our favorite part of the day/event was.  We have been doing this since Katy had just a few words… now its become tradition and so fun to hear what they say.

Katy: “Sleeping in the Love Shack!!!”

Patrick: “Dancing on the stage”

Daddy: “Katy, greeting Jimmy Keys on Monday night!! Loved seeing her so happy and excited to see him.”

Mommy: “After the show Tuesday night chatting well into the night with the family and Jimmy & Kimmy”