Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter... a year later

I started to write a detailed post on Easter earlier in the week.  Due to time and a bit of an intentional mind-block, that's a post that not going to be finished... not for a while.  Maybe next year.  Here is a quick Easter post with some wonderful photos.

Easter.

The day everything changed.

The most traumatic day of my life (up until then)... leading to months of anxiety filled, emotional days, and some additional, much more terrifying days.

I look at this face and I am so thankful that she is so strong, such a fighter - that she is here with me.  My heart also hurts that she has had to be such a fighter, face such pain and so many challenges, many still unknown.

I hope that one day I can look at Easter as a day of miracles, as the day is meant to be and is seen by millions.  To me, it was the start of unbelievable struggle and heartache.

I am thankful that I decided to go to the ER that morning, rather than church.  I know that decision saved both Ella and me.

Since Ella came into this world 12 minutes after Easter...

Happy First Easter, my sweet miracle!  I love you!

Easter Balloon - mommy testing out her new camera

Ella's Easter Basket
No Candy...

Happy girl!

Ella's best attempt at a pose



Mommy is so funny, working so hard to get pictures
Okay, are we done yet?

I love to grab my face

Can you believe mommy makes my hair stick up like that on purpose?

Photo shoot is over mommy.  I've had my bath.  Put the camera away.





16 comments:

  1. Well, she looks like a mighty healthy girl, a micropreemie no longer! Hope all is well as appears.

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  2. Looking good Ella! Such a happy BIG girl!!

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  3. Many hugs, BB. Those Terriversaries are tough. It does get easier the further out you get...although I won't say the thoughts go away completely.

    Ella is beautiful. She is happy. She is perfect! Happy Easter!

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  4. Happy Easter, Ella! You look so beautiful! I hear that Easter brings back some memories of really difficult and scary times. And you wish things could have been easier for her. I wish they could have too. Thinking of you both and sending lots of care: She does look so strong and adorable.

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  5. She's so beautiful! Happy Easter Ella and Mommy!

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  6. Thinking of Ella & you this Easter & grateful for how far you've come.

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  7. I just love these pictures! And even more so, I like that you're able to make happy memories for today. I'm hoping that every year you'll make even more happy Easter memories, to counteract the scary and painful memories from last year's Easter.

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  8. Wow, Ella is looking great. I am so pleased you had a happier Easter this year>

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  9. Happy first Easter to Ella and her mommy! She's looks very happy and healthy!

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  10. Have been thinking of you- so wonderful to see all these pictures of your beautiful, happy girl!

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  11. Wow a year has really flown by. Love that last photo you put up.

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  12. Happy Birthday to Ella and Happy Easter to a miracle family!

    All the photos are great--but that last one is beautiful!

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  13. How perfect she is. Happy Birthday to Miss Ella!

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  14. Happy birthday Ella!! She is absolutely perfect. And omg the chub!! Congratulations to you to mama!

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