Friday, March 13, 2009

Some Special Babies

I always have a reason to have "babies" on the brain. :) Especially when my little one is pounding away on my stomach like he can't quite get comfortable. Today I was preparing lessons for my first graders on "folktales and legends" and I read about John Henry and how legend has it he was born with a hammer in his hand. Silly you might say....but the things I feel with this little guy I actually wouldn't be too surprised if he did come out with a hammer.

But there are some special babies I wanted to take note of today for different reasons. One is a new addition to the world - Baby Isaac, born just yesterday some friends of ours from church. Isn't he precious! I'm not sure what was in the water this year but he's number 5 of babies born to friends or family of mine this year! Baby fever!

I also wanted to share with my family and friends 3 other special babies ('s not really a baby anymore and would probably resent that :)) whose blogs I follow and get so much from. These kids are beautiful and amazing and bring me so much hope. They have all been diagnosed with SB and though they are all different, they all bring the same smile to my face. They are just 3 out of many I have met through a Spina Bifida Kids group on for mom's who are raising children or are pregnant with children who have been diagnosed with SB. They captured my heart. I know how I felt the first time I saw them and read about them - and how comforted and encouraged I am by their parent's strength and love. Just thought you should meet..

Nellie Greyson and Nate

These are not all recent photos. :) Just some of the many pictures I thought were cute. Nellie is almost a year old now. You can check out their blog under MeinhardtFamily. Greyson (OurLittleGibblet) was just born in February and is very special to me. (Maybe its because he seems so close to our own little boy. And he's precious. :)) Nate is the oldest of the three at (I think) 2.5 yrs (ColleenandNate). His mom is the leader of the group I joined and she is amazing! 100% there for anyone who comes her way. They are just rays of sunshine to me and I've never even met them. I love reading about how they are doing and seeing how happy they are. So if you were wondering about some of the other blogs I follow...these little angels and their inspiring parents are the reason. Feel free to look at their blogs - their parents would love to share the story of their darlings with you I'm sure - and it can help shed some light on what "spina bifida" really is, and what it is not. It really helped me to see the families who have been there and are there living happy, loving lives - like the kind of life David and I want for our little miracle.


Leigh and Andy said...

Reading your blog put a smile on my face! I'm sitting here holding my baby Greyson and I can't wait for you to experience this! You are going to make such a great mommy!!

Micki said...

I visited Greyson's site when you first shared your blog. He is adorable, but I'm sorry to say I just know that baby boy Penny is going to be so much cuter! Hope you are feeling well and not getting roughed up too much from the inside out!

Joanna and David said...

If he's half as darling I'll be thrilled. :) Thanks for the encouragement. Love to you all.

Chad and Kristin Pendley said...

I can't wait for baby Penny to be here. He is going to be so stinking cute and Maddie is so excited to play with him. You need an updated picture b/c I am sure you have changed since I saw you on Tues!

truly blessed said...

Your cheerful disposition and amazing faith is such an encouragement to me. I'm so glad you've tapped into other families who are on the same journey. We in our narrow mindedness cannot fathom the blessings God has in store for us. I never would have chosen (before actually experiencing it) the story that has unfolded for our family. God in His infinite wisdom did and I thank Him daily for it. He knew what we needed and gave us more than we ever dreamed. I believe He's doing the same for you. We are SO blessed.

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