Olivia looked adorable for Workout Wednesday at school. On Friday her school has their first annual Fun Run!
This morning, we repotted Hilga, my 13 yr old plant. I bought her the weekend I moved out of my parents' house in February 2001. She has needed a lot of love lately. She now has a new pot and a new place in the house.
The rest of the day was pretty crappy. I managed to lock myself out of the house. Abigail and I were going for a walk and when I got the stroller out of the back of the van, I left my phone. I had my house key, so I went around to the front door and found that I had locked the storm door. So I could not get in the house and I didn't have my phone to call anyone.
I ended up going to a neighbor's house to use their phone to call Ryan who had to leave work to let us in. We played in the sandbox a really long time. I sifted out like one hundred rolly pollies. It's a breeding ground for them apparently, but not a very good one as they were all dead. And then Abigail had a big blowout and I didn't have the diaper bag. Ugh. It's been an awful afternoon!! I'm happy to be inside now. 😉
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.