Kicked off the New Year with some fireworks!
I love this memory of you Asher. You were inspired to find a way to make some money, and you threw together a plan in a matter of 15 minutes. You made a sign that said, “Car Wash $3 Top to Bottom 20 Min” and you enlisted your brother to promote your business. You had a sweet customer in no time, and she generously gave you $15. You were so cute about working hard and wanting to honor the 20 minute claim on your sign. We were so proud of your creativity and hard working mentality! And, might I add that you have the best little brother!!!
That moment when you’re folding clothes and watching your kids play…and your heart bursts with thanksgiving.
Asher. January was a big month for you. You continue to work hard in school. We rarely have to help you stay on task and finish your homework. This month, your teacher shared a story with me about how much she loves you and how great of an example you are to the other kids in the classroom. She said she can, “always count on you to help.” We could not be more proud.
You also started texting us this month with the Kindle you got from Christmas. This might be my favorite stage, getting sweet little notes from you. Case in point. You sent this text to dad with this picture, “Friends Forever”.
And, this text from you cracked me up! I love your sense of humor!
January was also a huge month for you and our family in regards to cystic fibrosis. Daddy and I, and your whole crew of family and friends had prayed for an opportunity like this since we first found out you had cystic fibrosis. You started the new drug developed by Vertex, thanks to the funding by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and everyone who donates to the Foundation. We’ll need to keep close eye on you to make sure Orkambi is benefiting your body and not harming it. We are so thankful for the progress that has been made with drugs that are targeting your cells. We had to celebrate this day with the family, because this was a monumental moment in your life! We are hopeful, and filled with thanksgiving!
We also chopped off your locks in January. You’re super cute with whatever style you want to rock!
Beck. You are a total treat. You are getting so big, and yet there is still so much snuggly little Punkers in you that tugs at our hearts constantly. You are still teaching us all about the things you like and dislike every day, and I’m pretty sure you’re still trying to figure these out as much as we are :). We’re blessed to take care of you!! Here you are. You got ready for church all by yourself!
I know you’re not going to sit like this forever, so I had to capture the sweetness :).
Grandma Olimb and I took you to the Pro-Am Golf Tournament, and we enjoyed a beautiful day doing something fun together :).
Paxon. You are always a part of our family and our everyday lives. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. Our home and our hearts are covered with memories of your life with us here. On our way to visit your gravesite this year, God placed a rainbow in the sky for us to admire. He was so kind to give us a visual reminder that He is always with us. It was perfect timing.
Just enjoying our backyard…