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Moments We Live For

As a parent, it’s usually a constant battle to get your kids to get along, but in the rare moments that they do, it’s absolute heart-warming bliss! The moments may be far and few between, but I know that every parent lives for these moments and carry them with us always.  Aileen and Braxton are just now truly beginning to interact with one another and it’s so awesome to finally get to see that.  Braxton’s developmental delay is about 4-5 months and with his hearing loss he isn’t speaking very much at all so when big sister tries to talk to him or play with him he doesn’t react all the time.  In the last couple of weeks he’s responding to her much better.  Aileen can play with a toy with him or make silly noises and he’ll just laugh and laugh…truly the sweetest sound ever. And now that he’s crawling she can really get down and play with him and let him chase her around. So fun!

The kids and Me

Mommy and her two little loves ❤

Last night was one of those fortunate nights.  🙂 I had the kids in my bedroom watching a movie before bed, Aileen and Braxton were just in their own little world.  At one point Aileen had Braxton COMPLETELY busting up in laughter. Thank goodness for technology! Gone are the days you have to hunt down a video camera and by the time you find it the moment has passed…whipped out my phone and captured several videos of Aileen getting Braxton to laugh. Good belly laughs too! Edited them together for a video that’s sure to put a smile on your face!!

Enjoy! 😀

And then they fell asleep…

Sleepy Heads

Worn out after playing together

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Huge Thank You From Us

Wow, just wow. I really had no expectations when I started this blog, but I certainly didn’t expect this.  We have had such a huge outpour of love and support and encouragement from family, friends we talk to all the time, even friends we hardly speak with anymore, and people we’ve barely met.  We’ve gotten phone calls, texts, private messages from so many people.  I cannot express to you how much it means that you all took the time to at least visit the blog and moreso if you read through everything! [Sorry, I know I can get a little wordy, so my blogs are pretty lengthy lol]

I seriously thought that maybe only a few people would check it out…you guys sure proved me wrong! Thank you so very much for all the kind words, all the prayers, all the encouragement, and all the well wishes..they are ALL very much appreciated!!

For anyone asking what you can do to help, the only request I have is that you not be sad, don’t cry, don’t take pity, don’t feel sorry…instead, I want you to celebrate.  Celebrate the miracle that is Braxton’s life, celebrate the triumphs that he has, celebrate every time Braxton beats the odds, share his story, continue praying and sending well wishes, and truly that is all we can ask for.

I can’t say it enough…THANK YOU all for everything!  🙂



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