Sunday, May 9, 2010
My First Mother's Day
What a special day for me. A day I thought would never come - my first Mother's day. Mother's day will always be a special day for me. A day that I have longed for. It has been challenging the past few years to get to this point, but I am here and am eternally grateful for my precious Haley and Rachel as well as my angels who have passed on and now anxiously await the day we will be reunited as an eternal family. Rachel and Haley are everything to me and they are the light of my life. I couldn't of asked for better little girls. Being a mom is so wonderful. It's amazing to get the opportunity to watch my children grow, learn and become themselves under my care and love. To see them smile just melts my heart. To hear them "talk" makes me smile. All the little things they do reminds me of how special they are. There is nothing better than being their mom.
The girls had another busy week with doctor's appointments. We saw the pulmonologist who said Rachel's lungs sound clear after her pneumonia and Haley's pulmonary hypertension is resolving (50% better). The girls also got a good report after seeing the pediatric neurologist Dr. Carlos Rivera. The interesting thing about Dr. Rivera is that he is married to one of the Neonatologists at Woman's who took care of Haley and Rachel. We liked her. She was always so informative and explained things very well to us. Dr. Rivera told us at our appointment, after examining them that they looked great and their chances of cerebral palsy are very low. We were so excited when we heard this. Both Rachel and Haley are active and move well. They are still behind in their development, but that is to be expected with their extreme prematurity. They continue to get therapy and make progress with ECI. Haley saw the ENT doctor for her hearing loss and unfortunately her ear canals are too small for tubes. The doctor will look at her again in 3 months and go from there. On this Mothers Day I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the privilege He has given me to be a Mother. It is a sacred honor. I hope and pray each day I will be the mother that Heavenly Father expects me to be. I am eternally gratefully also on this Mothers Day for my mother. She has always been there for me when I have needed her. She is such an amazing woman. I love and admire her very much. Happy Mother's day to all mom's out there.
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