Eli's rose bush has been gorgeous for over a month now, so I thought I'd share a quick picture of one of the beautiful blooms we've had to enjoy.
It feels like ages since my last post; I apologize for that. This time of year is just so difficult for us and I haven't had the energy to do anything in my craft room. Last week on my birthday, my grandma passed away. She was a second mom to me during my childhood, so having that happen on my birthday and so close to the holidays was pretty hard. The airline prices and timeline of the funeral did not work out so that we were able to get arrangements made in time to make the journey to Kentucky, so that didn't help things either.
We did survive Christmas, but that's about all I can say about that. When you have dreams of having Christmases with your child and then lose them, the holidays are really never the same. Add in being so far away from family and it is almost just another day. Jason did get me a photo light tent with all the bells and whistles, so I have my fingers crossed for better photos once I get back to stamping.
Today is actually the three year anniversary of the horrible night we had to rush to the emergency room with Eli and Thursday will be three years since we first heard the words spinal muscular atrophy and fatal. If you don't see any new posts before the new year, just know that I'm struggling with a lot of memories and getting out of bed can be a challenge. My hope is that 2012 will bring some good news and joy will again return to our home.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to the new year.
Lots of hugs,