So, snow days can get kinda boring when it's too cold to play outside (windchills way below 0.) But Olivia vowed to spend it playing her DS. And, boy, did she ever! She's getting really good at Mario Kart!
Abigail got into a lot of mischief. I caught her getting into my makeup, throwing toilet paper in the toilet, standing on the fireplace with her sister's DS (Olivia must have taken a potty break.).
And talking on the telephone. . .
But the girls really liked their snow ice cream!
And maybe we can play again in the snow sometime soon! (Yesterday was Abigail's first time.)
Do you ever run across a quote or a saying and it just really strikes a chord with you? That happened to me today.
I can't tell you how many times it seemed easier just to give up. In my mind I thought that if I lost the strength to carry on, God would understand. He knows what we went through. Ryan would understand too because he knows the pain all too well. Olivia, however, would not understand. She deserves the best mom in the world. Sometimes I know that I'm far from the greatest, but Olivia has always single handedly kept me going more times than I can count. Good thing she now has Abigail to help keep their mama going!
I unexpectedly gave birth at 23 weeks to micro-preemie twins on August 27, 2007. Olivia Paige weighed just 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Logan William weighed just 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Our sweet Logan passed away after 1 month and 1 day. After 105 days, we were able to bring Olivia home. She is our miracle, our survivor, our joy. . .
On November 20, 2012 we welcomed little sister, Abigail, into our lives. She was born at 35 weeks, but only spent 8 days in the hospital before coming home. We feel very blessed. To contact Ryan and Jodi you may email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You were the perfect little boy Of whom we always dreamed. Did you know we had your name picked out? All along or so it seemed.
You even had your daddy’s hands So miniature in size. In life we never got to hold you Or even see your opened eyes.
We had so many plans for you. Did you know you are a twin? I wanted you to grow up together. What a pair you would have been!
I wanted to take you to the park And push you on the swing. I wanted to teach you how to walk, And read and write and sing.
I wanted to show you a fire truck And let you ride upon a horse. I wanted to take you to the zoo To see the giraffes, of course.
I wanted you to watch cartoons And play video games with dad. And you and I would take a nap Oh, the times we would have had.
But, your mommy’s plans were not to be. “I have other plans,” God said. “You won't be playing in life’s playground You’ll be playing in heaven instead.”
And although I ache with sadness And in my arms I long to hold. I’ll see you again in heaven When my story on earth’s been told.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light They are miracles, here on earth So bold, so strong, so wise And bring to life a sense of worth For those who lack great size.
Some of this life’s smaller treasures Are the ones which matter more Than the larger joys and pleasures That we have grown to adore Volume is not as essential As the gift that lies inside Smaller souls with much potential Who shall never be denied.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light These children, while born premature Are testaments of worth Their spirits bold, their futures sure To ever bless the earth.