National Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness March 31st
Don't forget to wear your turquoise on March 31st in support of Conrad and all the other kiddos that were born with a diaphragmatic hernia.
Madison Brook Rice
Precious Angels Always Remembered
Ava Rae Boeckman Jan 31st, 2008 - May 7, 2008
A WALK TO REMEMBER
I walk to remember the steps you'll never take. I carry you with me as I firmly plant my feet. Our trek started long ago, before my belly swelled. You were a love that grew-like butterfly wings that beat. Your gentle flutters than became kicks upon which I would dwell. And I would talk to you, sweet babe, about the world you soon would meet. The sun always shown upon us then-when you were in my womb. And I was eager to show you the world that would have been your home. How you'd have loved the sun shining-blue skies without a cloud. The autumn leaves turning-the snow falling all around. The flowers in the summer,would have filled your eyes with smiles. And the rain that might have fallen would have caused you great surprise. You would have traveled far with me-holding me by the hand. And I'd have shown you all I could-more than I can imagine. You hold my heart tightly now, as thought we're holding hands. How far we've traveled, little one-and my life with you has been sweet. For I carry you in my heart as I firmly plant my feet.
My husband and I were married 9 years ago. We met in a bar which I said I would never do. I guess you should never say never.lol. Three years into our marriage we were once again blessed in our lives with twins what a wonderful gift we were given. I went into labor at 19 weeks gestation and delivered Madison Brook on Sept 28, 2001 she earned her wings at this time also. The girls had seperate sacks so I stayed in the hospital on strict bedrest for 9 weeks when Nichole Josaphine came into our lives. She was born at 27 weeks gestation. She was completly healthy what they call a feeder grower. She was in ICU for 7 weeks. Almost 3 years later we were once again blessed this time with a baby boy Conrad James. He was born 5 weeks early with a diaprhagmatic hernia and hydracephalis (fluid on the brain) he was in the hospital for 13 weeks.He has since had around 16 surgeries most of them before the age of 2. Today we are a happy somewhat normal family. lol:) I feel so blessed to have the family I have. If I was asked if I would do it all over again knowing what lies
ahead, I would say yes. I love my family more than words can express.