Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Gus!


Henry Larsen Doriot


January 18, 2005 - May 31, 2006

I am happy!

I am happy that I got to meet Gus. I’m happy that I got to see his precious smile and his flirtatious ways. I’m happy that I was able to capture very expressive moments with my camera so I can continue to share Gus with others. I’m happy that we got to bring him home where he could interact with his siblings in a normal atmosphere. I’m happy that he would wiggle to get out of the arms of whoever was holding him when he saw me come in the room. I’m happy when I remember his fascination with a new plaything. I’m happy when I think about the special kind of communication we had since he was deaf. I’m happy when I think about how much he loved to get his central line dressing changed because of the smell of the chloraprep. I’m happy because he was such a complete joy to take care of and I’m so happy that he is mine!

My New Addiction

I have decided to put together an album of our Gus' Gang kids so I can show our "locals"...mainly because I can't get any of them to visit the blog! lol! This is Leah Rose...isn't this an absolutely adorable photo of her?? I love it! looking for more layouts...I'm kinda addicted! I've got Rhett's done and am looking for the perfect "paper" for Noah...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Healed in Heaven

Tadhg Michael Kilgore
October 12, 2007 – January 9, 2008

I first read about Tadhg over at Noah's blog. I was so moved by something that Tadhg's Uncle Chris wrote that I wanted to share it with you all. Having experienced the death of a child myself, these words really touched my heart. As I approach Gus' birthday, I want to remember these words...

One would not say that a short story is incomplete because it isn't a novel. It takes all kinds and some stories by their brevity make their point all the finer.
----Tadhg's Uncle Chris Kilgore

Please join with me in prayer for this family and please visit Tadhg's blog and read his courageous story. Also be sure to read The's beautiful and I'm thankful that the family has shared it....

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sam!

Samuel Finn Doriot

January 9, 2004

born sleeping at 19 weeks

A Dream

A dream is a wish your heart makes,
When you are fast a sleep.
In dreams you will lose your heartaches,
Whatever you wish for, you keep!
Have faith in your dreams and someday

Your rainbow will come smiling through!
No matter how your heart is breaking
If you keep on believing
The dreams that you wish for,
will come true!

from Walt Disney’s Cinderella

Friday, January 04, 2008

One Small Sparrow

I've just finished a book that I thought some of you would enjoy reading. It's called One Small Sparrow by Jeff Leeland and you can read my quick review over at my main blog, Up the Hill Gang. I have a hardback copy that I found in the free bin at our local book exchange place and I would love to pass it along to one of you! It's first come first serve...just make sure you leave me your e-mail or blog address so I can get in touch with you to get your mailing address!