This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Girl

50% princess, 50% tomboy....a perfect combination if you ask me!


LOVE the tiara and the dinosaur!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Mommy

I walked into the living room the other day and look what I found...



Could this be any cuter?  I think not!  


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

One Year...Almost

I was scrolling through my photos and came across this one.  It makes me happy in so many ways.....it shows the love my children have for each other and it reminds me how far we've come in ONE YEAR!!!!!  Yes, this Thursday the 23rd will mark the one year post op anniversary of John's SDR surgery.  Stay tuned for an AMAZING video of John.....walking independently, riding his big boy bike just like all the other kids and signing, "Party Rock Anthem!"

Life is GREAT!!!!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Things They Say


I really need to be better about writing down all the cute things the kids say......because I never want to forget.

Anyhow, last night I heard John saying his prayers (kneeling beside his bed and all) and the first thing he said was, "God, thank you for God!"  I had just finished telling the kids that God gave them to me and how He choose me to be their Mommy:)  Then as I kissed him goodnight he proceeded to say, "Mommy, leave the door cracked a little, like a booty crack."  Of course we both giggled uncontrollably after that.

John and Hope, thanks for always making us smile....inside and out.

On another note...does anyone know how to block people from reading this blog?  I periodically get random soliciting comments and even a few unnecessary ones.  I simply delete them however, it would be much better if I could remove them permanently.  I have debated numerous times about making this blog private.....I first started it as a way to update friends and family about John's progress (as it was much too difficult and painful to verbally retell.)  I then starting using it as an outlet for my feelings and loved journaling (is that a word?) about our journey.  Then I discovered I was giving "hope"to other families whom I've never met...and for that reason alone, I do not want to go private.  I just don't want any unrelated comments on my blog!


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