The Journey of a Sweet Little Boy and His Special Heart

Friday, January 14, 2011

I miss this...

(I wrote this post on the 7th and forgot to post it, so it is old, but the pictures are cute)
And this....
I want to snuggle all my babies!
This is my selfish post.  Everyone keeps asking how Brad and I are doing.  Honestly, we are doing okay.  My sister can't believe I'm not bored out of my mind, but the days pass rather quickly.  When Logan is awake he has both of our undivided attention.  We have gotten pretty creative in entertaining him especially when we were on quarantine and couldn't leave our room.  It is a blessing that he likes watching TV, and these cribs make for some pretty rockin' peek-a-boo!  I have only read about 20 pages in my book- I usually blog when he is asleep.  I like keeping you all informed, but it is also therapeutic for me.  I don't even know what day it is today, so if I tried to remember all of this to write down later I would forget everything!
But I miss my Ashlyn and Tanner like crazy.  We talk to them in the morning when they wake up, and at night before bed.  Some days they are silly and crazy.  And some days they are somber and quiet.  They have just started asking us when we will be home.  I cry a lot after I talk to them.  But I wouldn't change it.  They are having such a great time with their Grandmas and Grandpas.  They are spoiled and are keeping busy. 
Ashlyn always loved taking care of Logan (a little too much).  She has had to find different ways to use those "mothering" traits.  My parents dog Haddie is filling that gap with Logan away.  Ashlyn loves Haddie.  She dresses her, tries to carry her, snuggles with her, and Haddie loves it all.  My mom says when Ashlyn gets sad Haddie always cheers her up.
She is also taking great care of Tanner. 
I am getting a little bit of dog therapy here too.  This sweet poodle is a therapy dog.  His owner comes every Wednesday just to the cardiac floor to visit the patients and families.


  1. I'm sure the kids miss you guys like crazy (as much as you miss them!) I remember when I went on a 2 week cruise (shorter than you've been gone and I was supposed to be having fun :) ) I woke up about 10 days in and started crying like a baby because I wanted my kids back, I missed them SO much. Funny how when we are home and in the midst of it all we look for an excuse to get out, but then when they are gone we just want to hold them and love them!
    I'm so glad that Ashlyn and Tanner are being so well taken care of (and taking care of each other) while you are gone to help alleviate at least one worry!
    Prayers and hope for Logan to recover well and come home soon!! (not to be selfish myself, but we miss you too!).


  2. It's amazing how fast time passes you by when you're in the hospital. It's so hard to leave your other babies at home though. My heart breaks for you. My daughter is 11, so it makes it a little easier to leave her, but it's SO hard! I'm glad Logan is getting better each day. I know you don't know us, but we are praying for Logan and your family.