Monday, March 30, 2009
Miller knew immediately the minute we walked into the room that Pap was lying in the hospital bed that that was Her Pap and believe me he knew the same. That that was his Miller Grace. He instantly wanted Miller to lay down in the bed with him. I just knew she was going to throw one of her back arching fits. But she didn't. She was so happy to see her Pap. You could see it in both of their eyes when they made contact. Pap went on to a glorious reunion on March 15, 2009. He met his Mother who was the apple of his eye, his strong-willed child, Linda, & his favorite coach, Tommy at the entrance of the pearly gates where the streets are gold. But I can honestly say he said.... I want to see Jesus and take a picture of him. Ü If you knew my pap, he always had his camera around his neck with his handheld police scanner in one hand. What a blessing Pap was to everyone in our family. Even though Miller didn't get to know him long... She knew who he was when she saw him.
She loves her sippie cup. Just one more way she feels independent. I have no clue where she might get that quality from... We mixed apple juice with water and she loved it. Hopefully it wont be as hard breaking her from the bottle.
Miller was really enjoying herself at Uncle B's baseball tournament out in Elysian Fields. She doesn't have a choice but to like baseball since she has the Goswick last name. You can see in some pictures how Miller hates having sunscreen on her face.
Point of Grace were the musicians for our annual women's event at church this year, Feminar. Throughout the weekend they kept asking about Miller Grace and if they could meet her. This is the moment they had all been waiting for. You can tell by the looks on their faces they thought she was a doll... something we already knew.
We celebrated GG's Birthday alittle different this year. We went to her house and all the kiddos cooked a breakfast supper for her. She loved it because she had all of her "birdies in her nest". Miller wasn't in the best mood... one of her many sides.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The time has come.... Miller has reached 14 lbs and is ready to begin solids according to Dr. Hudson. He did tell us that we should start with rice cereal and after a week or so begin veggies and then finally introduce fruits. As you can tell by the pictures, she was very interested in something new. It's hard to tell if she liked the taste of it because every bite was spit out as she was trying to figure out how to swallow. Altogether, it was a fun experience for us all.
A few days after the Christmas gatherings settled down we made a day trip to Hope, Arkanasas to visit my Mamaw and Pap. Pap was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer and it has since spread to his liver and other parts of the body. He is under Hospice care at this time but several very nice nurses and caregivers as well as his #1 fan... Mamaw.
We interupted Mamaw getting her hair curled but she was so excited to see Miller, it didn't bother her one bit.
Every year on the night of Christmas the Goswick Family all goes to Grannie G's for a few gifts and food and games. GG played goo goo with Miller while Shane & I beat G-Pop & Uncle Charlie at Wahoo. Wahoo is a board game that is similar to Chinese Checkers. It is a family tradition during the holidays to play Wahoo.
Santa Claus was so good to us this year. I believe that means we were good all year long. Even though this Christmas brought about many NEW traditions and experiences it was one that I don't think any of us will ever forget. It was our first Christmas with Miller Grace as well as our first Christmas without daddy. The Lord definately gives and takes away. One of our new traditions this year was for Cory's girlfriend, Megan, and her sister, Afton, to come stay at our house along with DeDe and Uncie Cory the night of Christmas Eve. DeDe bought us all matching pj's. DeDe bought Miller her first little Red wagon along with Diapers, wipes and formula. Uncie Cory & Megan also got her formula and diapers. Shane & I gave Miller her first Bible.
Cory and Megan gave me a handmade blanket of all of my dad's coaching t-shirts. It was by far the best gift I have ever received. Miller got Shane the electronic monopoly game. He loved it.
This Christmas was spent alittle differently than years past but it was truely one that wont be forgotten.
The eve of Christmas Eve GG & G-Pop & Uncle Brandon and Aunt Leah came to spend the night with us. After a wild game of Catch Phrase we headed off to bed so Santa could come visit Miller. After a morning of sleeping in, we decided to get up and open presents. Wow... Santa AKA GG & G-Pop were really good to us this year. Daddy got jeans and insulated cover-alls for hunting. Mommie got a new straight iron. Miller got lots and lots and lots of solid food, diapers, wipes, & formula. GG & G-Pop got a canvas made with pictures of Miller's body parts. For example, her ear, toes, fingers, nose, eyes, ect. They loved it!! Uncle Brandon & Aunt Leah got a brand new camera and boy they were excited. Although the gifts were nice, it was a blessing just to be together and laugh with one another.