Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday to sweet Grace!

Happy Birthday to Our sweet baby Grace!
Grace turned 1 on July 10, 2012
What a year we have had. Not exactly how I planned this last year to go. I remember when I was in labor with Grace Nate was sooooo excited to finally see her. He kept asking me, "hurry and get her out!" He was so happy to finally wrap his arms around this little baby girl. Even though he only had a few weeks with her, their bond was very strong. I know Nate is close by and is watching her grow up. I just wish I could see it in person. The birthday was held up by Nate at the cemetery. I invited our closest friends and family to be there. We had cupcakes and we sang happy birthday to her. It was a very sweet tender moment sitting up by Nate and celebrating the life of our daughter Grace.


Parker gets Baptized!

Parker was Baptized on Saturday June,30 2012
That day was bitter sweet for me. I was so happy that my son had chosen to follow in the footsteps of his father, Nate. I know he is that much closer to being able to be reunited with Nate someday. I know Nate is so proud of Parker. I felt Nate so strong in the church during the ceremony. Before we headed up to the church we stopped off to visit Nate and took some pictures. The night before I was feeling so sad and was actually dreading the Baptism. I know it sounds bad, but I did. I wanted to see Nate there and watching him with Parker and doing what he should have been doing with his sweet little boy. Nate's brother Jake was able to Baptize Parker and I am so grateful for that. That night I prayed that I could find comfort and peace and asked for me to be happy and be the proud mom that I am suppose to be and make it a great day for Parker. My prayers were answered and it was a great day. I am so proud of my oldest son Parker and look forward to many more exciting steps in life to eventually lead him back to our Father in Heaven and Nate.