Feb 16, 2013

Taking Care of Her Big Brother...With Chocolate!!

As I reflect on the last, almost three years, since Gabriella was placed in our

 arms, it has become apparent that Nicholas needs her just as much as she 

needs him.  They balance each other out in the most perfect way!

Yesterday Nicholas and Curtis both had laparoscopic surgery, both on their 

right knees due to pain. Dr C was totally surprised to find that both of their 

plica bands on their knees were almost double the size they should be.  Now 

they are recovering and  doing very well.

Gabriella knew that Nicholas had been asking for a chocolate cake with 

chocolate icing and insisted that we make this for him. She added the hearts 

to tell him she loved him:)

Gabriella is a very smart little girl in realizing that chocolate can make just 

about anything better...including her big brother:)

the long road

Feb 6, 2013

A Life Saved...by Daniel!!!

Daniel called yesterday as I was driving to work and said "mom, are you 

sitting down? I've got something to tell you"!!!  I HAVE NEVER heard the 

excitement in his voice like I did yesterday morning.

A call came into the station where he is a volunteer fireman as well as a 

certified EMT for a patient in cardiac arrest.  A rescue fire truck responded to 

the call as well as an ambulance from a different location.  Upon arrival the 

patient was in asystole, or did not have a heartbeat.  Under the direction of 

an experienced paramedic Daniel assisted in giving over 200 chest 

compressions, alternating with the paramedic, in ventilating the patient.  

After a little while, a pulse returned and the patient survived.

Working in health care and dealing with life and death every day for some is a 

job, or a profession.  For those who are "called" into it there is no amount of 

money that can replace the feeling of joy, excitement and peace when you 

know you have helped someone in need.  I can't even put into words the love 

and excitement that my heart feels knowing that MY SON, not only saved his 

first life yesterday, but more than that is answering a calling for his life, to 

help those in need!  

Feb 2, 2013

The Beautiful Princesses...Redirect


Please go over to Hannah's mommy's blog and check out what an amazing 

time the girls had celebrating Hannah's fifth birthday!!

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