Thursday, January 14, 2016

Being the best Wy...

As I sat tonight and watched Wyatt breeze through his math homework, ever so often looking at me to smile with pride, it hit me.
I have heard of changes at school and have noticed these things at home, but this is the first time I saw him see the change within himself. As he gazed at me for approval I asked him- "Wy, does life feel a little easier now that you are on medicine?" He smiled and said "yes, it does feel easier". 
It has been 9 days since he started taking a low dose of medicine for ADD. Something I struggled with accepting and seeking medication for. (Please feel free to read my post about this - )     Fearing he would lose his sweetness and amazing personality. Fearing he would be a zombie or not himself. But, he is still the same awesome kid he was, just a whole lot more in control of himself. There are times as a parent we aren't sure of how best to help our children. I wasn't sure this was the answer, but seeing him succeed with such pride helps me know it is more than a step in the right direction. So thankful for his amazing team of teachers at school who love him and take such good care of him. For being honest and open and communicating their concerns and their praises. Thankful for my friends and their honesty about their own children's struggles. For the advice and listening ears. They say it takes a village to raise a child, so happy to be a part of the village we live in! 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A year of Rainbows....

It is hard to believe it has almost been a year since my little Rainbow was born.  I have read recently how this term "rainbow" can be hurtful to mom's who were unable to have another baby after loss.  I lost my first rainbow, Connor, and I understand that pain.  I also know that having hope and faith in God's plans for our lives has brought me to a place I never even dreamed of being in.  I don't use this term lightly, but with pride and thankfulness. 

"Rainbow Baby - The idea is that the baby is like a rainbow after a storm. "Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."

 Sam is my rainbow.  I am proud of it and the poor girl will probably hate rainbows by the time she is old enough to have an opinion. But, until then, I am taking every opportunity to shower her in rainbows.  So thankful that my first lost rainbow brought me to Tricia ( Here is an earlier post about how important Tricia and Get the Picture Photography have been in our lives! ) and helped us form a friendship. 

Our baby girl has grown and changed so much over this year.  Such an amazing girl she has become! Funny, always smiling, babbling and working on walking.  A lover of all dogs and Mickey Mouse.  She knows what she wants and has determination and devotion! She brings joy to everyone around her and continues to be a blessing ~every second ~every minute ~ every day....

A year of our Rainbow....
3 Months

6 months
6 months
9 Months
1 year
It is almost your Birthday Sam Sammerson~

We love you baby girl!

We are loving every second of discovering your little personality 

and we are so excited to see who you become!