Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
We were there to CELEBRATE his beautiful little life. No matter how short it was, HE was a part of us, a part of our "family". For those of you that do not know this story, Asher was not only greeted in Heaven by our Father, but by his big brother, Isaac as well. It is quite the road our friends have traveled, and if you would like to read more, I urge you to go read their blog to read the story from their persepective.
This story, is from my perspective. It is about how one little boy can make such a HUGE impact in this world. I know he and his brother have in mine. In 2008 I joined Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep in their honor. It is in their honor that I go, when called, and join other families as they say good-bye as well. It is in no way easy, I carry a little piece of each child I meet with me. They effect me, change how I see life, and I could never truly explain the emotions I go through while helping these families. And if I am having a hard time with a session, I just think about my sweet friend, Kristy, who deals with this grief everyday, and I realize that I have my crazy children to come home to, and it helps me get through. To remember the grief isn't mine to hold onto.
Every time I walk into a hospital room, I try to think of these parents as I would my friends, I remember the little things that were important to Kristy and Howard, and try to capture the small details for these families as well. And yes, I think of Asher EVERY time I'm with another family. I didn't take the pictures of Asher for Howard and Kristy, but I helped them edit them, and put a few things together for them.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
After we made a few batches of hearts we moved on to making some animal cookies. Of course we had to make elephants, they are our favorite after all...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
After many attempts for Greg to get off our street to go to work, we had to give up. He then walked the dog and checked on the neighbors. To keep them entertained he dove backwards down the hill. I missed the first one where his legs were straight up in the air, so this one will have to do.
The snow is CRAZY here, we'll post more pictures later today once it finally stops. We hope everyone is keeping warm and safe today. We're just thanking God that we still have power.
The thoughts of The Pittsburgh Hites at 11:26 AM