We dedicated the boys to the LORD Sunday. Mother's Day. What a celebration to have these two boys with us. We thank the Lord every day for our babies and are committed to raising them to love and serve the Lord. What a day full of emotions...it was such a happy day but also tinged with a little bit of sadness. I was remembering back to the year prior. Mother's day. I didn't go to church because it was too painful. I wanted so badly to be a mom. And now this year I AM!! I was thanking the Lord for answered prayers and thanking him for my 1st mother's day!
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it." ~Proverbs 22:6
I was also remembering Karissa. We would have been dedicating her too, but instead she is already with the Lord. I know these special days with Vincent and Landen will be happy celebrations but will always be a reminder that Karissa is not here to celebrate with us. The first song Ryan heard on the way home from the hospital was: If I Die Young, by The Band Perry. We think of Karissa every time we hear it. She has put a special mark on our hearts forever, even though we never got a chance to know her we will always miss her.
"Who would have thought that forever would be severed by the sharp knife, of a short life"
|Grandma and Pi-pa Holguin|
|Grammie and Grandpa Rollema|
This week my friend Vanessa came over and brought her daughter Sienna with her to meet the boys. Sienna is 6 months older than the boys. She LOVED them and was always wanting to touch them.
|Outfits given to us by Vanessa|
|Vincent - Sienna - Landen|
Holly and I tried out the stroller for the first time. Holly happened to have the day off work so we went on a two mile walk up on the river bed. The weather was so nice and the boys loved it!!! And I was loving the stroller!