Friday, March 27, 2009

An Uneventful Week and an Anniversary

Not much going on here this week. Caitlyn has been running a fever for two days, but I think she's feeling a bit better today. She's excited because she hasn't had to do schoolwork! With all the flu and stuff going around, it doesn't surprise me that someone in our house picked up a bug. I think I might be getting a sinus infection, but maybe it's just allergies. With all the rain this week, you can definitely tell spring is here. I went to the eye doctor yesterday morning (I have been in desperate need of some new glasses), and they confirmed what I already knew...I'm half blind! :) Just kidding. I did order some new glasses, so I'm excited about that. They should be here in about a week or so. April is right around the corner, and as usual I feel like the year is flying by.

I've been thinking a lot about Corey and Dawn the past few weeks. Corey's birthday was last week, and Dawn's birthday is next Tuesday. It was March 30, 2007, when those two little kiddos came into our lives. They are still talked about at our house frequently, and John David still calls Corey his brother. It's been a a year now since they left, but it feels like much longer. I decided to make the kids a picture book with photos of Corey and Dawn. I think it will help them, and me too. I guess I thought that after time, we would forget, or at least the kids would. I'm realizing that will never be. John David may never understand why his little brother was ripped from his life so abruptly, and for that I still blame myself. I think we learned so much that year with Dawn and Corey, and we definitely came out on the other side a closer family for it, but I always wonder if it did more damage than good. The kids have fears now they didn't have before, hurts that weren't there before. Someday, I'm sure they'll understand. God knows, and I don't think he brought Corey and Dawn into our lives for nothing. We do miss them, though.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty who for now has blessed us with these.