Sunday, June 22, 2008

Quote

We attended an Appreciation Dinner for Ella's school, Spokane Guild School, last Wednesday night. It was pretty nice, they hold it to honor volunteers and people who donate money to the school etc. During the event they had a slide show of some of the kids at the school, it was really sweet. The best part was the opening prayer. They had a young man (I think they said he is 21) with Down syndrome come up and say the prayer. He thanked God for his girlfriend (who also has Ds) which of course made me cry! He spoke so well, it was really uplifting for me to hear him. I wanted to share this quote, I don't know the name of the man that said it, but he was giving a little speech after receiving an award, he said....

"Children who struggle here on Earth will be our leaders in Heaven and should be treated as such."

Of course I was crying. Well, I will leave you with a few pictures of my beautiful baby girl. She got a new nightgown this weekend. I have wanted her to wear one since the day she turned one. I don't know why it was such a big deal to me, but I would see my friends little girl who is the same age in a nightgown and I would be sad. Ella couldn't wear one because it got in the way of her crawling, so it was a reminder to me of her delays. I know it's kind of a stupid thing to set you off, but I couldn't help it. Anyhow, since my big girl started walking I had to get her a nightgown at Walmart and she wore it for the first time tonight!


Holding the "Ellie Belly"







































She can stop walking, bend over, pick something up, stand back up and keep on
walking. So big.











Terrible Two's strike early!!
Just kidding, but she does have
a temper!!!




8 comments:

Michelle said...

It's funny how the little things can be so important, and I completely understand. The nightgown is absolutely adorable! I'm amazed at how quickly Ella has gone from beginner to pro with her walking!

Jennifer said...

So cute and SO big!! Sigh. One day, maybe Savannah will be able to wear a nightgown. She had one on for 10 minutes one time....until she scratched herself silly. :) She is so cute, KC. Love you!

Chris said...

I too understand how little things take on added meaning. How wonderful it must feel to see her looking so adorable in that nightgown!

She's doing so great.

Misty said...

I have no idea how I stumbled across your blog but I am in love with Miss Ella! She reminds me so much of mu daughter Ivy. I skimmed your older posts and realize we have alot in common. I would love to stay in touch, my e-mail is schiffner5nc@yahoo.com Ivy also has a caringbridge page at caringbridge.org/nc/ivymeredith

~Melissa~ said...

She is such a cutie in her nightgown. We just gone one for Delphine too - and she also has hit the terrible 2's :) Ella is doing so great walking around - yay!!

The Bliss Family said...

I completely understand how you feel. Natasha has taught me that the little things in life are actually really big & important. Ella looks great in her Big Girl nightgown. I'm impresses at how well she is walking.

Anonymous said...

Little Missy looks beautiful in her nightgown! Shaylin is jealous because she doesnt yet wear nightgowns because she gets tangled up in them at night because she is such a busy sleeper! After seeing Ella in her new nightgown she said she wants to "be a princess like Ella"! Dad and Mom said the appreciation dinner was really nice. They had a great time visiting with you and got some wonderful pics of you guys and the kiddos! I think Mimi and Papa are trying to get us to move by you all now, they came home and told us about all the hospitals there we could get jobs at!! They are going through Hunter and Ella withdrawl!! Mom says Ella is just sooo smart!!! You can tell in the pics of how great she is! We miss you bunches and love you more!--Aunt Tami and family

Mary said...

Ella is such a cutie pie! I understand and have felt the same way on many occasions. My mom bought a cute, pink nightgown for Leah. I can't wait until she can wear it!