Thursday, April 11, 2013

Never Lose Hope

Romans 5:3-4
New International Version (NIV)
Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope.

I saw this verse on another parent's page and it really spoke to me. It really makes me think of my Leila and everything she's had to endure. It makes me think of everything we've had to endure as a family over the past year. Being honest, sometimes it's been hard to keep faith but we've tried. We still believe God has a purpose in everything and maybe one day we will know what that purpose is. This verse has really stuck with me. It's becoming one of my life verses.

Good news from Leila's therapists! When we first started they recommended Leila getting therapy twice a week once we were able to get her into a place closer to home (we're driving an hour for therapy right now but it's soo worth it! We love her OT and PT!). They said this week she is making progress so quickly that once a week is fine. They can't believe she's only had 6 weeks of therapy because she's already so different than when we started. I am more than proud of my little girl!

Sickness season is almost OVER! Finally! The twins had their last RSV shot last week. The season is over at the end of this month and then we can finally start getting the babies out of the house more and around other people. They need it too. I love them more than life itself but they are both getting pretty clingy. Leila has always been really bad about it but Logan is starting too. It will be really good for them to be around others.

We are also LOVING the pretty weather. We've gotten to go to the park and walk a couple times and got out in the back yard to play yesterday morning. Logan doesn't quite know about the grass yet :).

Today was Brian's birthday. We had a little celebration with a  "Happy Birthday" banner, homemade salsa, fajitas, and chocolate mint cupcakes. One more year to the big 30...I can't tease him too much about it though because I'm only a few months behind him and I think it's getting to me more than him...It just doesn't feel right...

and mine!
If you Look closely you can see my first tooth!

Pulling out all the wipes!

Daddy teaching us how to play the "drums"!

Fun in the sun!
First time playing with a leaf.

I'm too sexy for my diaper!

Not happy after her shot :(

Changing the tv channel.

After two hours of therapy she is wiped out!