Friday, December 17, 2010

MEMORIES

Today I'm grateful for memories.  I'm grateful that we made many with you, knowing that you wouldn't always be here with us.  Whenever I see this picture, I think of the anticipation of going on your Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World.  None of us had EVER been before.  Thanks to you we were able to take the whole family down for a once in a lifetime vacation.  It was hard work getting you ready to go.  Your trip had to be post-poned 3 or 4 times due to the fact that you were really sick and in the hospital.  The Dr.'s even thought you might not make it.  It was a scary time, but the thought of going somewhere warm and fun with you and the kids kept us hopeful.  After a 40 day hospital stay we finally got to take you home.  (vent and all...just in case you needed it)  It was overwhelming but I was so determined to make it work.  We left 2 days after coming home from Dartmouth.  See how good you look in this picture?  (besides the fact that you are tired)  This was right before we walked out the door to head to Florida.  Thanks for so many good memories Ben.  I need them, especially this month.
xoxo
Mommy

7 comments:

The Kings said...

I'm so glad you got to go to Disney together. Thinking of you. xxxxx

Erin said...

This time of year is hard! Be kind to yourself, loved the Christmas card with your phrase--it was perfect.

shirlgirl said...

That was a wonderful trip for all of you and you even had extra time there because of the snowstorm in New England. Bet Benji had something to do with that because he was having such a good time!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What a beautiful photo, and an even more beautiful memory. MAW is amazing, I am so glad you got to have that experience!

LL said...

What would we do without happy memories!
I love that you have SO many with him. 8 years of them. Thinking about you!!!

Junior said...

Such special memories. So neat that you were able to go to Disney together. Hugs

TMI Tara said...

This is a beautiful memory captured - I love all of your faces filled with love and joy. Thank goodness for all the treasured memories to fill you up when you are empty. xo