Wednesday, February 29, 2012
You see, so much of our life these days is filled with caring for Juliana that it's difficult at times to give Olivia the attention she deserves. She patiently waits her turn, knowing that her turn might just not come because we need to help Juliana with something. She never puts herself ahead of her sister. Instead, holds her hand and walks with her, always by her side. She watches her sister struggle every day to do the most simple things, and never asks why, instead wants to know how she can help. When one of us is flying solo with the girls, she's our little rock, helping where she can, running back and forth getting what we need to help Juliana. Her laughter is so contagious, spreading through the house like a wild fire and seems always timely when we need a good laugh, a chuckle or a "pick-me-up." The love she has for Juliana is unwavering, beautiful, honest and true, it's because God filled her heart with compassion knowing what she would do. We don't often take the time to talk about how truly incredible the siblings of our special needs children are, but you have to know, they are amazing gifts from God. As parents, it warms your heart to see such love and makes you thankful to God for the blessing.
So today, Leap Year 2012, let's make today about celebrating another reason that makes our lives special, and that's Olivia!
Olivia, we love you from In-phineaus and Ferb! May God continue to lead and give you the strength you need to continue to do great things in your life. We can only imagine! You make us so proud!
Our love always,
Mommy and Daddy
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ok, who knows the Backyardigan's song "Racing Day, It's Racing Day!" because I was singing it all morning. I couldn't get that little cajun song out of my head. So here began our journey for the day. Our bus left the hotel at 3:20am. That's right, I said 3:20!!!!!
Here is Ingrid at mile 12. She asked if I wanted to take a picture here, but at this point I didn't want no stinkin' pictures until I hit mile 13 Baby!