Many events and expressions are captured in these pictures all the way from the day Eli was born to his first bath at home to celebrating Superbowl Sunday to the day his rash started showing up to some of his final days in the ICU. I love the pictures that don't mark any big event but that he's simply smiling in because that truly shows how he was for the majority of his life--happy! Several people have asked me since Eli passed away if he was miserable most of the time and I am quick to tell them: "No!" The last 6 weeks, while he was in the ICU, were undoubtedly hard on him but before that, Eli was a happy, thriving baby and I will always cherish every moment we had with him!
Because of the incredible power of the spirit, Logan and I are doing pretty well. As expected, some days are much tougher than others but because of the amount of support we have continued to receive as well as the joy of what we believe in, we have found an immeasurable amount of peace in our lives.
We have had the luxury of settling back into life at our own pace and haven't had to rush into anything which has been a huge blessing. Logan has been getting ready to go back to school this fall and is also working here and there while I have been working a little bit and helping out with the Murray basketball team as well. Before the end of the summer we have a few vacations to look forward to and can't wait to soak up some sun!
I'm a few days premature but Sunday will be mine and Logan's two year anniversary! We have definitely experienced some bumps in the road but I would feel very ungrateful if I failed to mention what an amazing two years it has been. I knew a long time ago that I wanted to marry Logan and to this day I am amazed that I have been blessed with such an incredible husband, best friend and father to my children. Not a day goes by that I don't thank my Heavenly Father for placing Logan by my side to experience both the happy and hard times in life. I hope you know how much I love you, Rico!! I can't wait to celebrate on the beach!!