Monday, March 4, 2013

My sweet, little boss

Only she could look cute throwing a tantrum because I'm trying to help her sing.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Good News

Yes no more Ponsetti shoes during the day and her spine looks great.

We just love Dr. Talwakar. Now to find some shoes to work with her AFOs.

Off to Shriner's

Hoping today's visit with Dr. Talwalkar ends the Ponsetti shoes during the day and spinal hardware looks great.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

These were made when Grace was around 8 months old.  Isaiah was 12.  Boy have they changed.  Rana Thompson was the photographer and she did a wonderful job.

Today we started a different way of letting people know about Grace without using Facebook so much.  It just got to the point people wanted to focus more on telling us what to say and how to relay information about Grace and our family.  Maybe this way we can have more positive interaction with everyone about our little moments in a big life.

Friday, February 8, 2013

She loves her PJs.

Winnie the Pooh of course

Still Smiling

Even though she is sick she still finds joy in life.

Dealing with Doctors

I'm completely perplexed how some doctors keep there licenses. This week one that Grace sees has put her in worse shape than she began in by irrigating her ears with water when she has tubes. The doctors actions caused water to build up behind her tubes causing her to have vertigo and to vomit all Monday night. Another trip to the doctor showed ear wax was blocking off both ear canals and they were infected. Thanks so much Dr. Hansford of Children's Clinic of Somerset. She now has to see a specialist in Cincinnati.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Patty cake time

Grace just loves to sing and dance.

If I knew at 18....

In life I think it is such a good idea to look back on our lives and evaluate what we have learned and what does and doesn't work.  One thing dawned on me today. If someone had told me at 18 I would face four miscarriages, a divorce, remarriage, finishing school as a single mom, facing various health issues, raising a child with a rare disorder, raising a child by myslef, finding the love of my life in my thirties, moving many times, my parents divorcing, along with other things I would rather keep to myself; would I feel like I coudl have faced it at 18 without crashing???  Probably not.  I thought at that age being stood up on a blind date was major.  I wish I could have talked to myself and 18 and said "don't sweat the small stuff". 

I look at my children and they just amaze me.  I was thinking today while watching 20/20 on Lifetime about abusive parents, what if my Grace had been granted to those parents?  They were horrible to two healthy, beautiful children.  What would they have done to my Grace???  I could focus on what Grace can't do, but I refuse to define her by dwarfism.  She is a smart, amazing girl that is going to touch a lot of lives.

Then I think of my son, my strong, gentle giant.  Loves with everything he has and never asks for anything.  I would love to give him the world if I could, but I think earning it is better.  I'm so very proud of the man he is becoming.  A Christian, a good friend, a great son, and just an awesome example of what a son should be.  He just impresses me how he cares about everyone and doesn't even notice people's flaws.  Pure big heart.

Hopefully my kids will know better at 18 that life is full of up and downs but they can make with God's guidance.

What is this blog about?

Getting started on my blog.  I will be posting information about living in rural America, raising a child with dwarfism, marriage, teenage years, hobbies, sports, food, healthy living, weight loss, and many other things that happen everyday to my sweet, little family in Kentucky.