SAL-VA-TION: by grace

E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cameron Asher or The Best-laid Schemes of Mice and Moms (although I don't know what mice have to do with it)

Here he is!
photo by Wendy Maybury

I actually did make it to see Cameron and help out with the twins this past week....sort of. We waited until Gabe had been fever-free for 48 hours and Lisa and I were without symptoms before setting out for J&J's. We were there for a whole 23 hours. Jamie tried rather unsuccessfully to console me by claiming that I was "a lot of help" for the day.

Lisa, Gabe, and I left our house very early Tuesday morning so we could be there when Joey left for work. We played with Carson and Keira and snuggled Cameron while Jamie slept between feedings. Our day ended at 9:00 pm when I laid down with Gabe to get a good night's sleep for the next day. The stomach bug woke me up at 11:30 (no need for details). Fever and headache took over at 5:00. I was packed up and headed for home with an ambivalent Gabe and a very sad Lisa before Jamie and the kids were up, hoping to decrease the risk of further contamination. I 'limped' home, slept for 2 days, and prayed that I didn't give Carson and Keira the bug for their birthday. So far, it sounds like that prayer was answered.

So, I'm sorry Jamie for leaving you with more cleaning work than the day of rest was probably worth (she put muscle to the prayers and lysoled the house).
I'm sorry Carson and Keira for not spending an extra three days playing with you and going places and picking out birthday presents (Happy 2nd Birthday to you both!)
I'm sorry Cameron for not taking a single picture of you during our one fabulous day together.
I'm sorry Joey for not getting to play that new game with you.
They were all MY losses!!
It'll have to be rain checks all around. I hope I can cash them in soon!

The picture at the top of the page and the three following were taken by Jamie's photographer friend Wendy Maybury. I am not trying to pirate her work, but just want to share her beautiful pictures of our adorable new grandson.

photo by Wendy Maybury

photo by Wendy Maybury

photo by Wendy Maybury


Kara Jo said...

Love the photos! He's a gem, a miracle, and a blessing. Hope you get to see him again soon!

Anonymous said...

Well, that is disappointing. I am hoping everyone at JandJ's is still healthy. But, I know how sad you must be. At least you saw him. I am sure Lisa will get her chance again, soon. (I bet she'd be a good help for a visit, even if you can't be away for awhile.) Hope you are fully recovered. He is gorgeous.

Joey said...

I don't know who was more bummed, you or us! No sickness here, so I think we're in the clear. Hope to see you again soon!

Oh, and I love the jacket! I don't remember if it was for my birthday or something else, but either way, it's great! I didn't take it off all day today.