Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A wonderful poem I ran across on another heart baby I follow. I loved it so had to share it with all of you.

"Its a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest angels, to go live on earth, and be born.

One of the sweetest angels say to Jesus "I dont want to leave, I like it here, and I will miss you". He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be okay, and that she is just going for a visit.

She is still not swayed on this idea. So Jesus kneals down, and says "how about if you leave half of your heart here with me and take the other half with you, will that be okay". The angel smiles and says "I guess that will work".

But the little angel is still a little scared. She askes "will I be okay with only half of my heart?" Jesus replies, "of course you will, I have other angels there that will help out, and you will be fine."

Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan, he says "when you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong, and when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your heart". "Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday."

"And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart whole again" Always remember that you are not broken, just torn between two loves"

Author unknown
We had a good Easter weekend at the cabin. Jaden learned how to crawl on Friday night. We were at the cabin doing some things and Jaden was not near where we set him anymore. So we tried to have him crawl to us and he did. It was very exciting. Now he is getting into all of the trouble a little one year old should be.

He has not been eating or sleeping well this past week. He gets pretty fussy at night when he wakes up. He usually wants to eat at these times but has not wanted to eat and just been fussy. Jenny comes today to check him out and then we are going to set up a cardiologist appointment as well for him.

He loves life and is always smiling and laughing and has even started to be loud. It is fun to see all of these changes in him.

We continue to ask for prayers for him and our family as we are watching him daily hoping for lots of growth and hitting milestones.

Much love, Steph

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Happy Happy Birthday to our baby boy Jaden who is 1 year old!!!

This day last year my body was preparing as were the doctors and the NICU unit to bring Jaden into this world. He is truely a gift from God and an absolute miracle.

We could have not gotten to this day without the support, prayers and love from all of you. Thank you to all for the gift's you have given us.

We will celebrate his life tonight and have some ice cream cake which is one of the only non baby food he will eat. We will post his picture with his cake later on.

Love us...

Monday, April 02, 2007

Jaden's "Message in a Bottle"

Hi Gonzalez family! I wanted to let you know that there is a "Message in a Bottle" for Jaden off the coast of Northern Ireland. I visited Giants Causeway in N.Ireland, on Saturday, with my Aunt Hazel, Uncle Thomas and cousins Esther and Lisa from Ballyclare N.Ireland. Here is a picture of the bottle...

I am also including a picture of Giants Causeway because it is an absolutely amazing place!

If you go to: www.northantrim.com/giantscauseway.htm you can read more about it.

This is a great idea and I am anxious to hear about any responses you may receive!! GOOD LUCK!!!

Happy Birthday Jaden!!

Luv, Stacy