My heart is full today with overwhelming thoughts about a friend's baby who passed away early yesterday morning... From what I understand, it was attributed to SIDS - completely unexpected, and terribly sad... It has been plaguing my thoughts ever since I found out and makes me want to squeeze my children all day long and check on them every 5 minutes to make sure they are still breathing... But more than anything, it makes me feel peace in the knowledge that they will see their little boy again although I'm sure they miss him terribly, he is there with them in spirit, their little angel watching over them. They are an eternal family that will be together forever so while this time may be difficult as it's hard to be away from loved ones - especially such precious spirits as I'm sure this baby is - it's only a moment in the grand scheme of things. Yes, in all my thoughts since I found out, I realize that I am at peace about it. I trust that our Father in Heaven knows what is best and although things are hard, whatever is placed before us, is not TOO hard or TOO much to handle.
With that being said, here are some pictures of my adorable little ones and our eternal family (hopefully the pictures of myself will continue to improve over the years as I progress past the baby-weight, etc. - last years were so bad, you never saw them)
Jayden's school picture - I opted to not get more of him alone from the family photo shoot... He has his dad's, dad's dad's, and dad's dad's dad's ears.... did you catch that? lol I always tell him he is my favorite first child and I mean it!!! I love him and look forward to what his future holds...
This is my Ryleigh - or Ry-pie as I have taken to calling her lately. She is all girl and yet tom-boy at the same time. Right now she is going through a phase that encourages her impending doom - if only she weren't so darn adorable that you can't help but LOVE her.
And here is my baby... although he's not quite a baby anymore. He's growing up SOO fast and is the light of my life. He gives big cheesy grins every chance he gets and is a complete "momma's boy" He will follow me around the house and cry outside my bedroom door when he can't find me... love him to pieces!!!
Here we are, our fabulous family of five... Maybe one day we'll get a photo where EVERYONE is looking at the camera and smiling their best...
Last but not least, I got a free collage photo with all the kids in it - I LOVE LOVE LOVE it - probably because it has the most amazing children in it that anyone could have!