What a wonderful 3 day spread of Christmas did we have. This one was very different from years past but good nonetheless.
The family was totally spoiled this year and we're loving all our presents. Santa brought the family a Wii and Austin is loving it! He is playing baseball right now. It is so nice because most of the games can be handled with one hand and he is doing awesome. He will also use righty a bit to box but usually drops it after a little while. Oh well, a little use is great. We need to kinesio tape it to his hand and see how he does with that.
All is well, I think of Autumn often but really am at peace with it all. Sr. Tereska reminded me again on Christmas morning that she is in heaven and I will be with her again one day. That is so comforting to me. I also have comfort knowing she is not suffering and was just too beautiful for earth. There was/is a reason that God gave her to us even for that short time. I don't know the reason, but I believe everything in life has a purpose.
I guess I will keep this short and just give you a few pictures.
In the hospital before getting started. Joe and I had a laugh over Aunt Noni giving us a new view of the "cookie bucket." Check Joe's blog for the latest Aunt Noni gift story. God love her! The booze cars. LOL. Tommy had the whole family cracking up because he was so excited that the cars had "gas." Whew was that strong, it was gas all right!
Christmas Program - Both boys did great! Austin before his performance.
Tommy the Shephered chumming it up with buddy Zane.
Autumn's service on Friday. The white ribbons say sister, daughter, and granddaughter. My Mom left her a Christmas tree Tuesday morning. It had an angel on the top and was a nice Christmas surprise.
Christmas Morning Madness
Autumn's tiny hands. The prints are smaller than dimes, except for the swelling they were perfectly formed.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It's hard to believe another year has gone by.