Monday, February 16, 2009

A Light-Hearted Day for Valentine's!

Despite the irony, I do thank God everyday for the caring and compassionate man who is my husband.
He is such a romantic at heart and despite not having a role model growing up who demonstrated how to woo and romance a wife, he has continuously succeeded at coming up with creative ways to show his love for me!
This Valentine's day I awoke to see a beautiful Pandora bracelet on my wrist. It was still early but he couldn't contain his excitement any longer and was eager for me to begin my scavenger hunt for the rest of the charms that were to go on the bracelet. I felt the same excitement and anticipation that a young child would on Christmas day!
The most special charms were the last 5 which represented his love for me, and symbols for our two beautiful children.

He is such a sweetheart and I feel so unworthy of such a blessing at times!

I hope everyone had a special day with that special someone this past Valentine's, and I hope that I can do small things every day to make him feel special the way he does for me.

If there is one downside to this story, its that I am now addicted to collecting charms for my bracelet!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The enormity of absence

I just want to extend my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all our friends and family that reached out to Kyle and I during this stressful time of anticipating our son's surgery!!
The procedure went without a hitch and he has been resting well and happy as usual.
We were able to remove the pressure bandage this evening and I couldn't get over my initial surprise at my reaction to the absence of his little bump. I remember thinking how conspicuous the grape sized knot on his head seemed, and how people's eyes would naturally gravitate toward it when they looked at him.
I honestly didn't expect the loss of such an obvious anomaly to be more profound than its former presence. I admired his now smooth, round, little head and despite the small bit of swelling I was amazed at the difference!

As odd as it sounds, I think I'm going to miss that little bump for some time.... it had been a part of my son since he was six weeks old!

Again, I want to thank in particular our friends at Grace for your continuous emails and support for our family!!!

I'm sad to miss Second Chance Prom and look forward to seeing lots of pictures!!!