Harper and I have had a BUSY morning. A lady in my church asked me last week to come and speak to her work and share Harper's story. Her department just finished raising money for Children's Miracle Network and she wanted a personal story to show them what they were raising money for. I was thinking it would just be a couple of people and instead it was a couple HUNDRED. I was so nervous that my voice was shaking and I'm pretty sure I didn't make any sense. I also started crying a couple of times. But Harper looked cute in this little dress that Courtney sent her and she was SO good! It was also a miracle because we were supposed to be there at 8:30 and that is no small feat and we were there by 8:15! I was so proud! ha! The lady in my church works in our nursery and she knows Harper pretty well by now. She held Harper while I spoke.
(P.S. The lady had someone else come out and meet us in the front lobby of their building and she told her she would know us because the baby would have a BIG bow on her head! She was right. And I will keep those bows on her head because I get asked at least once a day if she is a boy (if she doesn't have a bow on) and even when she is covered in pink. )
I finally got a few pictures of Harper framed and I wanted to show you. I saw this frame on Angie Smith's blog and knew I had to have it. I absolutely love what it says.
I got these frames at Hobby Lobby on half price a few weeks ago and finally put pictures in them. I love having her picture around our house! I'm sure there will be more and more soon!
We also went this morning and met up with Laurie and the girls to swim. I was so late meeting Laurie because I had to get both of us changed and then I decided to stop at Wal-Mart and find a little shade floaty thing (which ended up not working because Harper can't quite sit up yet - but it will come in handy down the road). Sarah Kate had a good time!
Emily just took swimming lessons and she was excited to show me how she could blow bubbles!
When we pulled up and I went to get Harper out of the car - I realized she had had the GREAT BLOWOUT of 2009. Poop was running out of her swim diaper and was all over her shorts, swimming suit and car seat. Lovely. So I just put her in this little extra outfit I had and let her swim in that. We didn't stay too long but she really liked being in the water. I hope we can go again soon!
She is taking a nap right now and I figure she might take a good one after the busy morning we had. This is what I found a few minutes after I laid her down - she was in her bed just talking away.
P.S. There is a great tile giveaway going on at Kaye's blog for the Fourth! Check it out!
P.P.S. Can you pray for this family? http://kinseygracethompson.blogspot.com/ I'm about to put them on the prayer blog but I can't get them out of my mind. Last July they lost a baby girl at birth. It sounds almost similar to Harper's birth only their baby did not make it. And now they are weeks away from having a baby boy and he has Trisomy 18 and most likely will not live. I know life just doesn't seem fair sometimes and I'm just very broken over this family tonight (I don't know them personally). Can you just lift them up in prayer?