Monday, January 22, 2007

It's A......

BOY!

I found out through my mom, after I specifically told her do NOT tell me. My mom with her hearing issues apparently made her think I said go ahead tell me. UGH. Anyway, Mandy did tell me later that she is having a boy. No name yet, although I know they have several marked down that they really like since I accidentally saw the list a couple weeks ago. OOOOPS. I am happy for them! It's going to take some getting used to, but I know that being around a little boy is going to be fun. Different, but I'll still love him!

Patiently Waiting

Today, Mandy is going for a sonogram. Actually, she should be at the hospital right now. I cannot wait to hear what they will be having! Whatever it is, I hope and pray that it is another healthy little baby. That is all that's really important.

I do have to admit that I would like her to have another girl. I guess since I grew up in a family of girls, I hope it stays that way. But having a boy would be fun, too. Definitely different! Mandy and I joked last week, "What do we do with a boy??" LOL I'm sure we would learn and figure it out, it's not that hard!

I must keep myself busy so I'm not thinking about what it is. I will be updating later!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Emma

Little Emma was one of a set of triplets. Born weighing only 10 ounces, she fought her way through this world with everything she had. She had PH. Her other 2 siblings had their fair share of problems and disabilities as well, but Emma seemed to have the bigger battle. She hated it when she had to go to the doctors, for all they'd do is poke and prod, and it wasn't a fun experience. But she brought joy to her family, to her mother who loved her fiercely and fought just as hard to get the right care for Emma. Emma was surely a trooper!

Little Emma passed away last night, unexpectedly. Yes, she had been going through another rough patch for the past few weeks. But everyone who knew her were positive that Emma would fight like she always did, and make it through. Sadly, her little body just had enough, and she passed away quietly. The little 3-yr old trooper was now a little angel.

It was a terrible shock reading that she was gone this morning. It was like my heart dropped, like I was slammed into a wall. This is the 4th time within a year that I have lost a PHriend. It is even harder to know that a little child is gone. She never got to live a full life. It is something I find hard to understand. There are so many questions as to why something like this happens, but these questions will go unanswered.

What I do know is that Emma was truly loved. Not only by her family, but by the many readers of her Carepages, and by the PH family that is on the PHA message boards. So many people prayed for this little girl, and her siblings. So many people were brought together by just this one little fighter. I will miss her, I'll miss reading about her triumphs and her down times. I pray that her family will have the strength to get through this terrible loss, and that they will one day be able to laugh at the memories of a little angel.

May God Bless you, little Emma. You will be remembered always.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Welcome Winter!

Well the wonderfully mild winter weather we had been having since December and the beginning of January is now a thing of the past. The real winter came this week with a blast of bitter cold and ice and snow. I admit, it's very pretty out there! But now that it's ohh, 17 degrees out, I'm ready for the warmth again. But I don't think it's coming back until the spring now!

This winter has just been a weird one. Not only did the first part of it give us warmer than usual temperatures here in the East, the rest of the country has faced it's own difficult weather problems. Colorado got hit with 3 snow storms, wreaking havoc in that area for weeks. California has been having freezing temps at night, and the citrus crop is almost all lost. Areas that don't usually get much snow, if any at all, are getting swamped with it. Ice slathered alot of areas, creating so many problems. It's just crazy, this winter!! I'm sure so many people are already looking forward to the warmer weather.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Photo Play


















Hmmmm, what's hiding in the bag??


















A furry little creature!!

















Eeeeek, you found me!!


















Ok, ok, enough with the pictures! The flash is making me blind!!