Thursday, December 15, 2011

I don't even know what to say about this picture. This is our first picture of Addi Bug. She was delivered in a specialized NICU area and was assessed and had IVs placed before we ever got to see her.

Addison is probably a little over a year old in this picture. She wore oxygen for over a year. I don't miss carrying the oxygen tanks everywhere. She was so cute with it though. When she started crawling the line would get caught under door jams and she would stop and pull on the line like it was a dog leash!

This is a picture I made around Addison's second birthday. She was so happy to sit and smile for me. Behind her is a special MUSC heart pillow that was signed by most of her nurses while she was in the PCICU.

This picture was taken at Ava and Addison's half birthday party in June. We like to celebrate, can't you tell?

This last picture is my favorite at the moment. It is a picture of Addison and Adam on the train at the park. It captures the small moments when the party pooper, Adam, is acting like the rest of his girls. It is so hard to believe that Addison is three today. I am still amazed by what works God has provided in her life and ours!

Monday, November 8, 2010

What an AWESOME day.

Today has been great. We made a trip to see our son/brother/dog Chief at the trainers house AKA Chief's other parents, Billy and Nicole's. The girls enjoyed playing outside and holding the new puppies-Chief's nieces and nephews.

Awesome-1. inspiring awe: an awesome sight
2. showing or characterized by awe

Our big girl asked Jesus Christ into her heart tonight, AWESOME!

How ironic or not below is our Kid's Devotion from tonight:

Take your medicine 2 Corinthians 7:8-13
Peter groaned. "It makes me so mad to be feeling sick on Saturday!"
Mom smiled sympathetically. "I know, but take these pills-they should bring down your fever," she said. While she adjusted the drapes, Peter dropped the pills into the wastebasket beside his bed.
Later, Mom came in with the phone. "Justin wants to talk to you," she said.
When Mom returned to the room later that afternoon, she found Peter tossing and turning from the fever. "Justin's folks are getting a divorce," Peter said wearily. "He's pretty upset, Mom, and I don't know how to help him."
Mom sat down on the edge of the bed. "I'm so sorry, Peter."
"Why doesn't God do something about it?" asked Peter. "He could make them love each other. In fact, God could stop all the fighting in the whole world. Why doesn't he?"
Mom signed and shook her head sadly. "I know he could, but..." She stopped as she stared at the wastepaper basket. "Your pills!" she exclaimed. "No wonder your fever is going up! You haven't been taking your medicine!"
"I don't like it," Peter whined. "I hate swallowing pills!"
"You don't like being sick," said Mom, "and you know how to get well-but you refuse to take your medicine." She signed, then continued. "In a sense, the world is sick, too, and God has provided a remedy. If people would follow his instructions, there wouldn't be family fights or divorce. There wouldn't be any war. But people have chosen to ignore God's laws. They have thrown the 'medicine' in the trash, so to speak." She stood up. "God doesn't force anyone to take the cures he offers, but I do. I'm going to get you a couple more pills, and this time you are going to take them, like it or not!"
"Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him." Deuteronomy 13:4
PrAiSe GoD! PrAiSe GoD! PrAiSe GoD!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Letters to God

Last night was rough. It was a night filled with crying, kicking, screaming, and I ended it with smiling. I watched (tortured myself) a new movie on Netflix called Letters to God. It was awesome but it totally hit home. After I boo-hoo'd through the movie I went into my room and vented. I NEVER vent. I am afraid to cry because I don't know if I will stop. Yes Nan, I know that is not good! I laid in the floor and kicked and screamed. I cried and cried and almost vomited because I cried. It was needed, especially with Addison's heart cath coming up. I dried my tears and went to Ava J's room. I watched her sleep and prayed for her precious soul. I left Ava's room to find Adam leaning over Addison's bed watching her sleep. We stood in awe over God's MiRaCle. Wow, God is great. I called and spoke to two of my prayer warriors and ended up going to bed smiling. I am appreciative of my meltdown and my joys-to God be the glory!

Watch Letters to God with a large box of tissues and be thankful for all your blessings!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yes, we are country and play in the river!

We found a public access to the river close to our house. So we surprised the girls by going swimming in it. Ava loved the water but said, "I don't like how the water moves around." We explained that is why it is called a river and not a swimming pool. Addison splashed around whenever the current wasn't carring her away. We will have to go back sometime soon.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Guess who is WALKING!?!?

We are so overjoyed with excitement. I don't think I have been this happy or laughed like this in a very long time. Go GOD!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mexican Cheese Dip

For those who don't know much about Addison, she has a feeding tube. Her feeding tube delivers 100% of her nutrition. The other night we went out to eat (rare) and she ate cheese dip. Adam said, "If she can get Mexican cheese dip then she can eat anything." Here is a video of the fun.