Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Two Year Difference

I'm trying to focus on the positive today with so much other hate and hurt happening in this country.  Two years ago we were spending our son's first Christmas in the NICU, no signs of the happy holiday it should be except for his red and green knit hat and a light-up snowman my mother had sent.  No cute Christmas outfit, no visit to Santa.

Two years later and we're celebrating this wonderful holiday with our two-year-old who is a walking, talking, goofy, happy little man who loves to shoot hoops, chase his kitties and do absolutely anything outside.  We went for a walk in the snow which he adored as evidenced by his constant squealing and kicking feet.

He opened presents with gusto, actually pausing to see what was under the paper and in the box.  He chowed down on Christmas dinner and watched "Toy Story 3" while eating popcorn.

I'm the mother to an amazing little man and every Christmas, every day, I witness a miracle and give thanks to God  he's blessed us with this little man.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Never a Dull Moment

Life of a Mom:

Go to get something out of the freezer for dinner, find several freezer bags I've sectioned bulk meats into.  Take one out.  Can't tell whether it's chicken or fish......defrost anyway.

Anyone up for Dinner Surprise??

Monday, December 17, 2012

Broken hearted

My heart is broken.  My eyes can't handle the emotion and feeling that needs to leave my body to make me feel better.  There is no way to make this feeling go away.  It makes me afraid for my son, afraid for the future of this country.  It makes me afraid that when, not if, this happens again more loved ones will be lost.  Will it be yours?  Will it be mine?

There is no simple answer to where to go from here.  Better gun control?  Better mental health screenings?  Both?  Neither?  I don't know what the answer is but I do know something needs to change.  This country is having more and more mass shootings with far too many people dying for us to ignore what's going on and ask what we can do to make people safer from rifle-wielding lunatics.  Something needs to change.

All I know is 20 sets of parents showed up at a volunteer fire house praying to God their child was the next one to be safely walked through the door, that they would be on the happy end of a bittersweet reunion with their child and they could go home and have a good cry.  Those 20 sets of parents were still left there when no more children were walking through the door.  And seven other families were waiting to see if their loved one died protecting those children.

No one should have to go through that.  No gun law should protect those who own the guns over those who are killed with those same guns.  You have a right to bear arms, I agree, but those 27 people also had a right to be safe in their school and continue on with their glorious lives.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Super Cute Stuff!!

I love Etsy.  You can find anything and everything...and sometimes stuff you didn't want to see.  But I found the cutest kid clothes and already ordered a few as gifts for friends (and their new babies, yay!).  I love these because it's stuff you can't really find anywhere else.  Not all girls' clothes have to be pink and not all boys stuff has to be sports, that's what I love about this shop.  Adorable!!