|Looking just as horrible as every other new mom!|
I will be the first to admit that I have led a fairly charmed life. We all know there were a few crap years scattered in, some extremely life changing events, but honestly, years 1-29 were pretty much some seriously awesome real life perspective for the writers of “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Brady Bunch”. I cannot tell you how many times Alice the maid (really it was my mom, but Carol Brady did not do a damn thing…it was all Alice) was helping me win a teeter-totter-a-thon or make all the goodies for a lemonade stand. We are talking Pork Chops and Applesauce here folks.
|Such a ham...can you believe she did not get her first |
pair of glasses until 7th grade?
|Not quite to peek-a-boo but still super cute!|
In the midst of all of this I got pregnant with our second daughter and we were ecstatic. When I has pregnant with Grace I imagined nothing less than the perfect child with absolutely no health issues (she really is perfect, LOVE HER) but with the our second daughter all I cared about was a having a child who could see. During my third trimester we drove up to Hopkins to get a special ultrasound because of all of the Malformations that Grace had in her brain. This was the day my life was forever changed because my very perfect baby girl, Sarah, had no heartbeat. We went home and after 50 hours of labor, with almost every conceivable complication, I delivered a very perfect, very much forever asleep, baby girl.
There are still miracles and through faith and prayer we can even see them occur, most are not this obvious and clear but they are there. God is very good to our family and we continue to see His work in our lives as we put our Faith in Him in all things. Once you see His work in your life in such a profound way you realize that God's Grace is the biggest gift you can be given, but one you never deserve.
|Grace was quite the rider, |
this is her favorite pony, Jerri.
|Today Grace loves all animals, Sugar Gliders|
are kind of her new favorite...Kinga...