Sunday, May 31, 2009

one long post...

We have been keeping very busy. We miss Ella like crazy. Cayden asked the other day why I was sad, because Ella was in Heaven and we should be happy for her. I just told him that it's the selfish side of me just wanting her here.. We do okay as long as we are busy. We have been cleaning up and trying to finish stuff around the house that was started a long time ago. We also got Cayden a new puppy. We had to give Ollie (our dachshund) away since Ella was sick and we were in and out of the hospital. We were going to wait a while, but someone dumped 8 lab puppies by our families house. Cayden fell in love instantly, as did Jay and I.. so we have Molly (girl version of Marley) and she is great for all of us.. she makes us smile and laugh and is so sweet.. she was a God-send for sure. Here are a few pics of whats going on..


Ella taken a week or so before she made her trip back to Heaven..



I miss holding and kissing her sweet baby hand...


I don't rule anymore... hallway and cabinets in bathroom are both painted..progress after our several month stall.. :)

Molly baby...who thinks it was meant for her to sleep in between me and Jay.. not so bad now, but I'm thinking after a few months it won't be a good idea..for us at least.. isn't she adorable?

Cayden and Elizabeth molded a clay dinosaur head and painted it and gave it scales..such little crafty kids they are.


I haven't got all of our Thank you cards out yet. I do want to thank everyone for all you have done. Lately and the past several months. A big special thanks to our great families that we love so much!! Also a big thanks for Erin, Tony and Elizabeth AND of course Kevin, Mandi, Alora and Xander man.. although they are not blood related, they have been there as much as our family during all of this and love us and our kids almost as much as we do.. thanks guys for the tears shed with us, hugs and encouragement, laughs and keeping us busy.. we love you!

7 comments:

Tothblog said...

What a beautiful picture of Ella! We are praying for you. Your strength has been such an encouragement to me. I'm sure that Molly will help keep you busy.


Kristen
http://tothblog.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

I am so sorry for you loss. I came across your blog from another. I actually don't know how I got here but I noticed a picture of someone I knew.

I work with your cousin Amanda and have for a few years now. We are in seperate offices and departments so I didn't know about your sweet little Ella until last week.

I am again, so sorry for your loss. No parent should ever have to deal with losing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Big hugs to you all.

Stephanie said...

I followed Ella's story on your carepage and was happy to hear that you had a blog. I've been keeping your family in my prayers!

Annie said...

Still praying for you and your sweet family! Lots of love! God Bless you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates and pics. We and our church are still praying for you guys!

Amanda Smith

dg darling said...

What a beautiful baby girl. I am still so very sorry for your loss. I am happy for your gain though...that of an adorable new puppy! How fun! She is so cute! I am glad to hear you are all doing okay and will continue to pray for your family.

Amanda C. said...

I came across your blog from another and felt compelled to leave you a message. Your Ella is such a beautiful, precious Angel, and your little man "C" is so handsome. My heart hurts for you and your family so much. I pray for peace to you, Jay and C. No Mother, Father, or Brother should have to feel the pain you all have endured. I have cried so much while reading about your loss, but then was so inspired by all of the children you have opened your home to. You seem to have so much love to give in spite of losing you perfect little Ella. I hope God sends you another child to keep longer. Thank you so much for sharing your story and helping others.