It seems so long ago when I blogged every day - when I had something to blog about every day.
My cousin was talking to me the other day and said, "Remember when you lived a different life?"
This question came after he walked into my office and found me changing Emily's diaper.
I thought about that different life ...
The one where I traveled regularly and had friends I did things with several nights a week - the life where I had time to read and exercise.
...and the life where although I was happy and content, I knew something was missing.
I wouldn't trade my life now for anything - diapers and all.
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On the Fourth of July our little lady decided that she knew her letters.
Several weeks ago I made her a little book of the alphabet and the numbers 1-30.
She loves that book and points to the numbers and letters all day long.
(Speaking of numbers we now have three number puzzles. I step on numbers ALL DAY LONG.)
I knew Em knew the numbers in her book - numbers for Emily are old school.
What I did not know was that Emily also knew her letters.
Turns out she does.
Ask her to point to a certain letter and she can.
(Emily just saw the picture of her puzzles on my laptop and is now pointing to every number while I type.)
Every day of her life my little girl amazes me - and fills my heart with gratitude for all that I was given the day she was born.
If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you will recognize what the following pictures mean for us - for Emily.
We're a long way off from losing Em's feeding tube but we have hope that one day it will happen.
That last picture is my favorite one.
Jason and I sat with two of his sisters, his brothers-in-law, his parents, and a handful of nieces and a nephew and we all watched in awe as this little lady drank over and over again from that hose.
(It's culinary water - it's safe.)
Em was asleep once tonight but she started coughing and that tickled her sensitive gag reflex which in turn caused her to lose her dinner and need a bath.
If I can drag her away from the puzzles I'm going to go and snuggle her back to sleep.