Monday, October 8, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Rocking Chairs

Ever since I was able to stand, I’ve had this bad habit of swaying back and forth. My parents realized this early on and gave me my dad’s old rocking chair that he had as a child. My favorite pastime became putting on my headphones and listening to my records in my rocking chair. Some of my favorite songs from those records were those played before Logan’s service. I bet I spent half of my childhood in that rocking chair until one day I actually got stuck. So, my parents bought me a new rocking chair and my favorite pastime continued. I remember when I moved out into my apartment, I was grateful that I didn’t have a roommate who might think I was weird. Luckily, my husband understands me.

I rarely get to listen to music and rock in my rocking chair anymore, but throughout my life I have never been without a rocking chair. Because of this, some of the money given to Logan’s memorial will go to purchase new rockers for the NICU. I want to thank all who have contributed. My old rocking chair is waiting for Olivia in her nursery. . .just in case she takes after her mom.


Anonymous said...

Jodi and Ryan,
You're right, no one should have to go through what you are going through now. Don't give up and know that Olivia will get better.
Lots of Hugs and many more prayers,
Stay Strong,

Anonymous said...

So glad you got to hold Olivia! And also, I just wanted to say you should be proud of yourself for keeping up the pumping!! I know that can be exhausting and discouraging when you can't actually feed your baby, but you are doing something great for her!
- Neva