Thursday, August 11, 2011


I just wanted to say thanks for the warm response to my post about PKU. We have received so much love and support!  I didn't mean to be such a downer, but it was important to me to be honest and real about my process in dealing with this news.  Now that PKU is going to be part of our lives, I wanted to get it out there because I'm sure it will come up here again in the future.

I feel a little selfish for having felt the way I did about it because I know there are so many out there who struggle with things which, in comparison, are probably much more difficult.  But the reality is, this really sucked for us and has been difficult in it's own right.  At the same time I already feel this experience has strengthened our marriage and made our family stronger.  It has also led me to have more faith and to look to God for strength when we had none.  I'm now even more grateful for God's plan and purpose for us in this life and I believe that my broken heart was mended through a lot of tearful prayers.

See more about what I believe here


Kim & Warren said... are such a strong and amazing woman! We are so blessed to have you in our family and Heavenly father never gives you more then you can handle...though it may seem like it at times! Avery is a special spirit and chose you and Kyle to cherish her every breath! I can only imagine the tears and sarrow this whole thing has brought the both of you but I do believe it probably has made your marriage stronger as you both need each other to lean on. Don't every question your feelings you had/ or maybe even still do, you are human and have every right to feel that way. Avery is such a blessing so I think we will all take her no matter what, just makes us realize she is just that more special and that god really did spend alittle more time on her! We love you guys...

vickyj said...

I am so proud of you!

Jamie said...

My babies weren't ready for a schedule until about 3 months and then at that time I kind of watched them to see what they were doing and set their schedule off what they were naturally doing. At about 6 months wiht Hayden 9months with Lexi I set their bedtime at 7pm (Hayden now goes to bed at 630) This made my nights WONDERFUL! Lots of moms will tell you their kids will wake up early if you put them to bed early but most of the early bed moms I know that started it before the age of 1 have been fine. Plus I'd much rather have 2 hours at night with my hubby or to myself (more of the latter now with med school) than sleep in an extra hour and that's saying a lot because I like sleep. Anyways, you'll be fine!! mother knows best. If you have any other questions about scheduling I'm a pretty scheduled mom and I find it has made my life 10x's easier, just let me know and I'd be happy to impose my opinion on you hahaha. Love the sweet pics share more!!