27 February 2017
24 February 2017
Our cute kid quote this time comes from Charlotte, age 14. As she was getting dressed this morning, she opened the front door to test the air. Mom, she says, it's February, right? Cause outside it feels like May. I guess Mother Nature is bi-polar.
North pole, south pole....warm and sunny, cold and breezy. Mother Nature IS bi-polar, Charlotte. Well said.
20 February 2017
Nine years old. Nine. JMichael was born on a cold winter day in 2008. He was hospitalized for the first 15 days of his life in the NICU of Arkansas Children's Hospital. I learned a lot in the NICU and I have an immense amount of respect for those angels that work there with those little souls. Not a place for the faint of heart.
JMichael was born with "whimpy white boy" syndrome - basically his lungs were heavy with fluid and he could not breathe on his own. He was on a breathing machine and intubated for weeks before he could breathe independently. We couldn't hold him, and he didn't wear anything but a diaper under his own personal heat lamp. James and I just sat and watched his numbers on the monitors. It was hard, but, you would never know it now. Just try to make him sit under a heat lamp in a diaper.