Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reasons to Celebrate

On November 20, 2010, I wrote Lee a letter revealing to him that I was pregnant with our first child. I still remember the look on his face as he read the letter. Excitement. Amazement. Pure Joy.

On July 30th, 2011, Miller Lee Blackburn took his first breath.
I love this picture because it was taken as we were revealing Miller's name to our families!
Excuse how horrible I look in this picture :)

July 30th, 2012 - Life change. Sleepless nights. Extra love and laughter. Blessings beyond what we deserve. And one little blue helmet later..... the child I scribbled about on a piece of paper in 2010 turned ONE!!

Miller and his daddy!

We seriously cannot believe we have a one year old running around!! Time flies! His birthday party is not until this coming Saturday, which is why there are no pics of cake on this blog :)

My best friend Keri had her first child, Asher Grace Pickle, late friday night (27th). Look at that sweet thing with all that hair!

Miller had an appointment with the specialist today (the doctor who initially decided Miller needed the helmet). We haven't seen him in 2 months (since before the helmet), so I was very nervous going into the appointment. I didn't really have a reason to be nervous, but all I could think was last time I left that office I was crying :) Today was a much different experience! It was short and sweet. The doctor said Miller's head looks great.... to keep wearing the helmet until he outgrows it, just to get the maximum benefit out of it.... and that he anticipates that Miller will outgrow it soon (less than 2 months).
So in 7 weeks... we have gone from talking about Miller being in the helmet for 6 months... to now... the doctor said today, "the biggest thing you have to do is figure out how to fit this helmet into his baby book!" :)  God is good!

This is a picture of Miller waiting at the doctor's office today. They were WAY behind so we had to wait for a while... which turned into exhaustion playtime for mama and Miller. Of course, there were tons of other people in the waiting room with us. Miller's helmet never fails to spark up some interesting conversations - serious and comical.

On the serious side... there was one mother in particular who inquired about Miller's helmet and after I shared his story, she began to tell me about her two children. I will not share the details of her story, but congenital issues and traumatic experiences have left her in and out of hospitals with her sweet boys. I felt shallow while talking with her. It's crazy how quickly and easily I get wrapped up in my own life and begin to feel sorry for myself.... I am thankful the Lord gave me a wake-up call today!

On the comical side... There was a lady sitting 2 chairs down from us. I heard her ask outloud, "did SHE have to have surgery?" I wasn't sure if she was talking to me or not.... surgery? SHE? ... So as politely as I could, I looked at her and said, "who?" She pointed to Miller and said, "her!" I just smiled and said, "oh, no. He didn't have to have surgery. He just had a flat spot on his head and it's correcting his skull." She said, "oh.. HE? I thought he was a girl." I laughed and said, "with a blue helmet?" She laughed then said, "oh.. well he would make a pretty girl."

I will say it again... I am honestly never surprised when it comes to public conversations!

Court closures for the rainy season will not affect our Dossier submission to Ethiopia! Yay! If you don't quite understand that... just know it is a reason to celebrate!
We are still waiting on our approval from USCIS - the last piece of paperwork before Dossier submission. No need to worry... I am stalking the mail :) It's kind of a problem. I was in the house the other day, with the T.V. blaring and other daily noises such as Miller talking, and I could HEAR the mailman drive by. His vehicle sounds different than others... I guess the way it stops and goes. I immediately walked outside to check the mail... I let him get to the next house before I made it to the mailbox! No letter from USCIS :(
Keep praying!!

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