Today you arrived home off the bus in this
Thanksgiving hat (I guess technically headdress) and officially kicked off your
vacation from school.First on the
Naturally Liam had to try it on also.
I know.Not fun at all.But necessary nonetheless,
so off we went.After an almost two hour
wait just to see the nurse, she tried telling me we couldn’t have the shot
since you were allergic to eggs.So
around and around with her I went.You
have gotten the flu shot every year since you were born and never had a
problem.Your allergy isn’t severe…Bub
is much more allergic than you and he did just fine with the shot.And now they are saying it is such trace
amounts of egg, it won’t affect those with allergies anyway.On top of all that, I would rather deal with
hives or minor vomiting from the shot than the actual flu.I had the flu last year and felt like I was
on death’s doorstep.I can’t imagine how
you would manage.So she went and got
Dr. L who said you could have the shot, but asked that I stay 30 minutes for
observation.I said no.She said ten.I told her she was pushing it.After 5 she asked if we had our EpiPen and let us loose. (I love that lady.) Whooo-hoo, now the fun can
I’m looking forward to having you home for a few
extra days this week.Tomorrow we can
leisurely wake up without rushing to get you on the bus by 7:30.Of course, I’m betting you are awake at your
usual 5:00. It’ll be nice to stay in our
jammies awhile regardless.
This is my letter to you beginning the day you were born. You are the bravest little girl, and I thought one day you would appreciate knowing how your life started out and how much you were loved through it all. I don't want you to ever doubt that if we could have picked any child, we would have picked you.
These are what I would consider to be "our songs". And this is why...
1)"Fingerprints" by Steven Curtis Chapman--I have always loved this one and it is my favorite song for you. It makes me cry.
2) "Be Still" by Storyside:B--This song came out around the time you were born. I had many of those "face down upon the floor" moments in those days.
3) "Letting Go" by Francesca Battistelli--Obviously, this is not what we planned for ourselves. But we have learned to let go of our own dreams and find joy in what God is doing in your life.
4) "Miracle of the Moment" also by Steven Curtis Chapman -- When I found out I was pregnant with you, I cried. Daddy and I had only been married 6 weeks and I wanted to wait awhile longer. As I was sobbing that day, I heard this song for the first time and did as it said. I took a big breath, calmed myself down and realized you were a miracle--and those moments weren't to be missed. When you were born, this song spoke to me on a whole new level. I tear up listening to it now.
I'm sure I will add more as I think of them. I love you Audrey Boo.