Twila Anita Knight - age 4
Feb. 06, last pic before diagnosis of lung cancer
Yesterday, Aug. 27th was the one year anniversary of my Mom's death.
I did particularly well. I was more sad on Sunday morning, as she died on a Sunday. I know she is in a better place. Her life was hard and miserable most of the time. She made many bad choices that she regretted until the very end. She didn't see how God could forgive her "on her deathbed". She felt she wasn't deserving. I tried to explain to her that it's never too late to accept Christ as your personal savior. The benefit is: the sooner we do it, the more we get to enjoy the benefits of His love while we are on Earth!
Look around. See the beauty in his creation. Recognize the daily blessings that come your way. The green light when you're in a hurry. The bird flying by your window putting on a show. A new checkstand opening just as you walk by looking for one. Your loved one calling just to say, "Hi". Finding the best sweater ever on the clearance table. They are everywhere!
GOD is so good! He can help you make it through the most painful seasons of your life, if you just let Him. He's always there, waiting for you. If you don't know what to say, just say, "Help me". He will.
I am so thankful for the awesome family and wonderful friends He has brought into my life. The love and support is what has helped me get through this last two years.
I love you all dearly. Thank you for being a part of my journey.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This is the cutest little train set! Eli had so much fun with it in therapy yesterday.
When you press the conductor the whistle blows and you hear a train sound as it goes around the track. There is a Monkey and an Elephant riding in the traincar, and each makes the appropriate sound when you push them.
Eli liked to grab the train and derail it. Typical boy, huh? He like to grab the conducter out of his seat, too. It was great!
See his hand on the little monkey?
Sunday, August 19, 2007
We had a great turnout for Eli's party. Thank you to everyone who came!!
The potluck food was fabuluous.
We had a little mishap with the cake. It was all MY fault! I ordered the cake a long time ago, to beat the summer wedding rush with the cake lady. I had planned to have his party on the 25th...and then needed to change the date to accomodate another family party. Oops! I forgot to call the cake lady and change it. So, she is going to do a smaller version of the VeggieTales cake and deliver it on Thursday - Eli's actual birth day.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Here is my happy boy sitting in a seat! Yahoo!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
August 10, 2007
As most of you know, Eli gave us a scare Friday Morning! At about 9 am he woke up from a nap, and started coughing a croupy cough and spit up some thick secretions....and went into respiratory distress. I called 911 and we took an ambulance ride to the ER. He spent the night in ICU, and then Saturday afternoon in the Pediatric Unit...to make sure he wasn't getting a virus. He didn't have a fever or any symptoms of illness, they believe this happened when he had some reflux come up and it was thick, and he aspirated, and it sent his esophogus into a spasm, and his airway constricted. Due to his Tracheal Malasia (sp?) it can happen quickly for him because his airway is already compromised.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Montana and Doctor - the little lovebirds.
They have a baby due in February 2008.
(She's my niece, he's from Ghana, West Africa)
They both attend Eastern Oregon University
in LaGrande. I thought my family might like to see
this picture. :)
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Ok. Now here's the deal. Eli doesn't need any presents for his birthday.
I am not having a party to solicit gifts. However, some of you are so stubborn,
that you won't take "No!" for an answer. So, here are some ideas...because I know
it can be a challenge thinking of things for him. Crayons won't work, unfortunately.
- Receiving blankets - cotton/flannel - We can't have enough of these!
- Onesies - size 24 months.
- Crib Sheets
- Boppy covers - Eli still uses his boppy several times a day while digesting his food.
- Music CD's. Fun kids songs.
- Anything that plays Elmo's voice.
- Pants - size 18 months. sweats or soft cotton. No jeans please.
- or just your presence at his party!!!!!!! :)
An embarrassed Mom.
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