Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby Dedication

Sunday, May 8th  MOTHER'S DAY

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 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"

Holguin Family

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!