A sparrow when I'm broken, and eagle when I fly.....

Welcome to my world. I am an ordinary wife and mom who has been extraordinarily blessed by an amazing husband and house full of beautiful children. My prayer is that you will be somehow blessed by our family's story. It is a tale of God's grace and forgiveness...His loving kindness and patience with us His children as we strive & struggle everyday to bless His name with our lives

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Year Ago

A year ago Jonathan and I were living at Ronald McDonald House next door to Children's Hospital in Seattle. We were there doing all the appointments and medical test and procedures in preparation for the bone marrow transplant. Because Jonathan had to avoid people and viruses we were in isolation at Ronald McDonald House. That meant we spent many, many lovely hours alone in our room. Jonathan loved watching certain cartoons and his favorite was Wonder Pets. Here he is entranced and absorbed in watching a rescue mission by the super cute heroes..a Guinea pig, duckling, and turtle.




Wonder Pets over!...oh no...




No more cartoons...



Sign language....




Happily showing off his tonsils.




Wonder Pets forgotten and ready for more fun with Mommy.



I share Jonathan's funny faces from last year because I think his was the most wonderful of faces. He is gone now and it is sad that no one sees his face anymore. So..bear with me when I post photos, mention Jonathan, or fall at times into fits of grief. It is a tiny little way to keep him around.

Julee
getting ready to clean out the closet full of Jonathan's belongings. Thank goodness for Rubbermaid bins...you can put the lid on and stow it away to deal with another day.

8 comments:

Aimee said...

Share all you want. He had (has) a beautiful little face.

oneblessedlife said...

What a beautiful little boy; I know you must miss him dearly. May God wrap his arms around you this afternoon as you go through his things.

Ginger said...

Share away and celebrate his life!...the loved ones we lose may be gone in the physical sense but are with us in spirit and should not be forgotten.

Barbara. said...

I love him because of your words and pictures. Sharing grief increases the love in this world, and that is how your Jonathan is still living, still giving. Thank you for this gift of your broken heart, spilling. -BW in WV

June Berger said...

Sharing in your joy and pain as you remember your beloved son. Thank you for trusting us enough to freely share your sorrow, praying it helps you heal.

Robin said...

What a beautiful little boy.....I know you miss him. My mom had a stem cell transplant in 2004 in Nashville.....she went on to be with the Lord in 2005.

It's hard sometimes to get your arms around God closing one door and opening another, but I truly believe that everyone and everything has a season......I wanted to thank you for adopting G....I think it is the same little boy my husband and I looked into adopting from Gladney. He has a special place in my heart...I'm so glad to hear he's found a home.

Sandee said...

Oh so precious...I love the photos...and now He is making cute faces for Jesus...and what wonders he IS seeing.

My heartached, and I did not even know him, or you. Just saw your post on cafekids.

Hug...

Jenni said...

What a beautiful baby!
I have been around people with Down's almost my whole life and I truly believe they are some of the most wonderful people that God created!
I know he blessed your life and how much you must miss his sweet little face.
Thank you for sharing his memory!