Monday, August 23, 2010

catching up....

It feels like it has been forever since I have set down to write a post! I wrote the FL posts in a couple of days and then scheduled them to post on their given day. To say the last two weeks have been a roller coaster is a complete understatement! Today has been two weeks since we got the call that 'Jake broke his nose'. I have thought back to that phone call a million times and just wish it would have 'only' been a broken nose! I just wish that phone call would have been true! Although, at the time, I was completely sick knowing my baby brother was hurt, in pain and on his way to the hospital. At that time, I was wishing that the broke nose wasn't even true! With each phone call I got that night, the news was worse. For the first time, I had to make a choice...to stay with Hadlea or to go be with Jake. I felt torn, and I was a disaster. My family is unbelievably close. My brothers are my very best friends. We count on each other at all times. We know we can lean on each other, can call each other to listen and know we will set each other straight, even if we do not want to listen to it! I wanted to be with Jake, but I knew there wasn't much I could do at the time. My parents had made it to be with him, and my older brother was on his way to be there too. I knew Jake was well taken care of. I also knew that Justin and Hadlea would be fine, but for some reason that night, I just wanted to hold her and never let go. I cannot imagine the pain my parents were feeling knowing there was nothing they could do to take their child's pain away! I wanted to do the same...take ALL of his pain away! Although I felt a million miles away from Jake, I felt better being at home with Hadlea, knowing Jake was in great hands, and knowing the prayers I was sending up to God would be answered. I had faith knowing that God would wrap his arms around Jake and keep him safe, secure and pain free! Jake has had a very long two weeks. He has a long few weeks ahead of him, but I know he will pull through like always! God definitely has something good planned for Jake in the years ahead, but we tease him that his 9 lives are almost used up! Ha! For all of you that came to see Jake, called, sent cards, texts, facebook messages and/or said prayers, THANK YOU! I know God heard them. Jake's situation could have been worse in so many ways, but we are thanking Him today that Jake is on the road to recovery. He may be RELEASED today! He is having some vision problems, but they say those could work themselves out in the next 2-3 weeks. We will pray that they will and no additional surgeries are needed for his eyes. He will have another surgery down the road for his nose reconstruction, but we will continue to pray that it will be the only one and for everything else, he will be 100%!

And since I haven't posted any newer pics of little Ms in the last couple of weeks other than her 8 month post, here are a few! She is a crawling machine and we are constantly redirecting her...which only leads her into something else she should NOT be touching! :) But that's okay...it gives us laughs!
Here is the sweet girl in her new shoes from daddy! I am guessing that her daddy's shoe fetish will be passed down to her! This is the second pair he has bought her all on his own...I am guessing it will not be the last! :)
"see my new shoes!?"
Grammie got Hadlea this outfit in FL. It is TOO cute! Notice the matching ballet flats with the bow!
OMGoodness she is adorable! :)
 Justin and I were just talking about the doggy door the other night and wondering how long it would be before she found it!? Well, I guess only a few!!
 And here she is trying to stick her head out! Hopefully she doesn't figure out how to get her head, toys or body out of it anytime soon!
 on the go....ALWAYS!
happy girl!
 sweet face!
And she has also found Berkley's toy baskets! His toys seem to be ALOT more fun than her own these days! And by the way he watches her every move, he would probably like her to play with her own! :)
i LOVE when they play together!
Sweet girl, I love you more than life itself! :)

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