(Post 2/2) First, I am so thankful that Micah is doing well. We got back home and he was playing again and smiling and laughing today. What a blessing. Honestly.
Second, I am thankful for who pray for Micah. I really think it made all the difference in the world. And even if he was not well and we were still stuck at the hospital, God is still good. All the time. He really was my comforter as I watched my baby boy screaming out in pain and from the multiple IV pokes he got. I could feel His strength coursing through my veins and a calm as the night went on that I honestly don't normally possess. I am giving God the glory on that.
Third, as I was in one of the ambulances, I felt that I was supposed to take note of every blessing that I saw and experienced throughout this whole thing. God gives good gifts even in the midst of our pain. I saw EMT's who are so good at their job, designed in a way that they find what they do rewarding when I would not have the stamina to do what they do day in and day out. I saw nurse's who were gracious when I was sobbing and cleaned up after Micah and reassured us that we were doing the right thing as parents. I saw love that was deep between families and I saw my sweet boy who still gave me kisses and hugs when I was sad, even when he was hurting. I saw my husband who braved driving the car by himself from Valleyview, leaving me with Micah so I could be close to him. Caleb was incredibly calm and strong and I am so proud of him.
This has been a hard year but I can honestly, with my whole heart say that I am thankful. Really thankful. Pain can bring gratitude in the weirdest and most beautiful of ways. Thank you to everyone who has walked along side us and to those who have shown so much kindness online. It really matters. Don't ever think it doesn't.
Oh bruno!!!! xo
Do you have a family pet? They are such an important part of families- he is the guy that cheers us up & loves us day in and out. He puts my daughters to sleep at night and is always at the door wiggling his tiny stub of a tail 😍 #thisisbruno
At the end of the day, I am so thankful my blessings are bigger than my problems.
I love when I have those moments I just stop and stare at my family and smile.
All 4 of my boys (my 3 little loves and my hubs) mean the world to me. I love watching their relationships grow with eachother and I love watching my husband father these boys. They are obsessed with him to say the least. He is a VERY hardworker and always busy so when we finally settle down as a family for the evening they are desperate for his attention (thry have had enough of mom) and even though he is exhausted he gets on their level and plays with them or entertains them. Henry is frequently at the window watching daddy outside and the second he hears the door he is yelling "DADDY!!!" and sprinting to have Travis hold him. When Trav picks him up Henry just lays his head on his shoulder and clings. And Frankie is always saying "me and dad are best friends, right dad?" That stings a little but I get it. I am the one that is with them all the time. I get to discipline more often. I have to say NO more often. And because I am with them all the time I get short with them more often because if you are unaware of the terrible twos they can be real and 6 year olds ask 500 questions before breakfast is over. Oh and I can't forget baby Ivan...he cant partake much in the evening fun with his brothers just yet but he does love to cuddle and sleep on daddy when it is his turn for daddy attention. .
🌈We are the one in 4.🌈
And realistically, a lot of you are too. Today is national miscarriage awareness day, and I wanted to take a moment to say…..you are not alone. When we had our miscarriage before Lydia, I felt lost. I felt alone. I felt hopeless. I felt like it was my fault. This little girl was meant to be our family. But that doesn’t make the loss any less significant or less painful. For those of you struggling today, please know…….we have not forgotten you. As due dates approach, pregnancies are announced, and you hurt……take care of yourself. Tell your friends and family what you need. Your needs are important. And know that you are not alone. .
From our rainbow family to yours, may the clouds part and the rain stop……..and until then, let your friends and family (and even kind strangers on the internet) hold an umbrella through your storm. #miscarriageawareness#ihadamiscarriage
Today I am grateful for the #last90days challenge. If not for it, I would have drove to pick up my youngest from daycare. Instead we walked, skipped, raced, threw leaves and held hands. ☺️ I will treasure this hour with my boys ❤️ Swipe left to see our adventure.
Small town festival season is in full swing. This is our second weekend in a row. I love living in a city full of different cultures and opportunities to meet new people. What upcoming festival do you plan on going to? #festivalseason
As much as I LOVE cooking, my most cherished time of day is when we finally get to relax and eat at the table as a family. We make a real point to have no technology or disruptions and to feel grateful for the food and time we’re sharing. Studies show that kids who eat with their parents do better in school, are less likely to use drugs and alcohol and are better overall at communication. It’s not always easy when you’ve got a toddler who wants to pop up every few minutes 🤪, homework to be done and more - but after being consistent for years as my parents did with me, I realize the long term benefits. Pop an emoji below showing how you feel about mealtime! 🤗🤬😤👩🏼🍳