To give us a break from the daily grind... Jill posting today...
Moderator Bethany has her own blog, Happy to be called Mommy. Yesterday Bethany posted a photo of a special drawing. She explained:
The picture below was done by [son] Caleb, and it meant a lot to me and was very special. The reason? The picture is of our family tree. On the top you'll see our ancestors who have passed away, and they all have wings. The bottom 3 smiley faces are Caleb, Noah, and Bonnie - and if you look to the right, there's another little branch that Caleb added with a smiley that had wings. He told me that one was Blessing, our baby that we lost through miscarriage.
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Oh that is just wonderful.
Actually Bethany, I was just thinking about this yesterday. I think you don't mind talking (though of course if you do, I'll understand), but I can't remember if y'all thought that Blessing was a twin? Or was there an additional pregnancy that you thought might have been twins? I thought there was something about you and twins but I can't remember. God love you.Posted by: Bobby Bambino at September 10, 2009 12:11 PM
Oh wait... is that who the other smiley face above Blessing is?Posted by: Bobby Bambino at September 10, 2009 12:12 PM
So sweet, Caleb!!!Posted by: carla at September 10, 2009 12:40 PM
That is just awesome. :)Posted by: Kel at September 10, 2009 12:44 PM
Bethany - you've got a sensitive, thoughtful young man there.
I also discovered my daughters have become regular readers of your blog...Posted by: Chris Arsenault at September 10, 2009 1:20 PM
very creative and very very sweet! :)Posted by: angel at September 10, 2009 2:06 PM
Awwww! I just came back from my OB appointment to see that Jill has posted this! :)
Bobby, we had another miscarriage 3 months after blessing, which we were told might be twins, but we never did find out. It was too early to be able to know for sure- I'll know one day.
Did you notice on Blessing's smiley that Caleb put half of a blue smiley and half of a pink one behind and put a yellow one on top? That was because we never knew if it was a boy or a girl.
By the way, I am 8 weeks pregnant now and I got another ultrasound today- the babys heartrate was about 160 beats a minute!Posted by: Bethany at September 10, 2009 4:30 PM
Congratulations Bethany!! You're in my prayers!
How cute is this Family Tree!!! I'm tempted to print it and give it to the kindergarten teachers at school for a class project idea. I love the fact that Caleb put pink and blue behind the yellow smiley.Posted by: Janet at September 10, 2009 5:06 PM
Oh wait... is that who the other smiley face above Blessing is?
Bobby, I think that's a halo! The other winged smilies have them too.Posted by: Alexandra at September 10, 2009 5:41 PM
"Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me."
Isaiah 49:1Posted by: Jasper at September 10, 2009 9:15 PM
Congratulations, Bethany! Prayers for you and your whole family! :D
I LOVE the family tree!Posted by: Kay at September 10, 2009 9:19 PM