Friday, September 19, 2008

Remembering...

With Nevaeh turning 2 this week, it opened up the memory banks to right after she was born. How tiny & fragile she was. It wasn't fair. The prospect of what she would have to go through to correct this 'problem' we now faced. Having a medical background wasn't a comforting thing in the beginning. But as we proceeded through the journey, it became an asset.

Looking back at how angry I was in the beginning, I now see that it was an answer to prayer. Albeit, not the answer that I wanted, but an answer non the less. I had prayed so many times to be a 'stay at home mommy' and now I was. I just never imagined that this was the road that I would take to get there.

I am so thankful for both of my girls & every moment that we have with them. Each breath they take is a blessing & a gift from the almighty creator Himself! Thank you all for sharing in this journey with us!

Just three days old in the NICU in Toledo.

Finally at home after the first open heart!

Look at me now!!


8 comments:

Megan said...

Growing into such a beautiful girl!! Happy 2nd birthday Nevaeh!!

The Portas said...

Look at the cute little peanut! It's so amazing to me how these little creatures can change so quickly. So much is going on in those tiny little bodies at such a fast pace. Vaeh has come a long long way in the two years she has been with you. So much to look back and be thankful for! YAY for that, and also for answered prayers. xoxox

The Portas said...

Look at the cute little peanut! It's so amazing to me how these little creatures can change so quickly. So much is going on in those tiny little bodies at such a fast pace. Vaeh has come a long long way in the two years she has been with you. So much to look back and be thankful for! YAY for that, and also for answered prayers. xoxox

Amber said...

What a beautiful miracle baby!!! She looks so good...I've thought of her much lately. Happy birthday sweet girl!

Josh, Carley and Kaitlyn said...

What a journey!! Happy belated birthday Vaeh!!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday princess!
She's such a cutie pie...and look at much she's grown! (That picture with her tongue sticking out looks like her now!)
Kiss her bunches!

That was funny..when you said you'd always wanted to be a stay at home mom...you wouldn't have it any other way!!!

love to you guys,
kathy

jencooper said...

Happy Birthday Miss Vaeh!! Sorry that I am behind in posting a comment. You are such a cutie and I hope that you had a terrific birthday.

<3,
Jennifer

Mami Adame said...

Crazy the amount of feelings we go through isn't it? Not exactly how we expected it to be, yet we are so blessed!
Our children are such blessings and we learn so much from them.
Happy belated Birthday Vaeh!