Sunday, March 20, 2011

This picture was taken moments right before Davy was born. We were told a lot of maybes and what ifs. We were both incredibly scared.
I've been thinking A LOT about the past year. I thought how I wish I could have shown myself what was in store. But I don't think that I would have believed me. I really wouldn't have thought me capable. But when your child's life is at stake, you become capable. And unfortunately you have to learn this the hard way. No one can tell you or show you. You just have to learn it for yourself.
So...... it's a year later and I am no longer scared. I am happy, grateful and feel so very blessed.
I kinda get why we celebrate birthdays now. Because today Davy is turning one and I have never felt more like celebrating.

35 comments:

Kreatives Chaos made by Andrea said...

what a beautiful picutre...

and your sweet daughter is really precious...

Happy Birthday

warmest regards from germany

Andrea

molly said...

That is so beautiful! Happy happy birthday little one :)

Christy said...

I totally got teary eyed reading this and seeing that picture. Yay for you guys! And Davy is doing so awesome all because of you guys! Happy Birthday Davy!

Girl1 said...

That is such an amazing picture!

Happy Birthday Davy! Know that you are sweet precious and loved!!

-Kathryn (girl 1)
http://ouramazingadventure.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Do you read "Enjoying the small things." I hope I wrote that right. Nella has Downs. Her Mama was so like you in this picture. Nella is doing so well and is adorable like your Davy. I have a special needs son that we adopted when he was four. Although he looked so typical he wasn't. That made it harder for people to understand him. We went through so much raising this one for sure.
I just read Davy's medical history. I didn't realize that she had so much going on. I think she is doing great. I so enjoy hearing about her and seeing all your sweet photos. As hard as I know this is for you .......you are blessed.

Danna said...

Happy Birthday Davy! This is definetly a year to celebrate!

Becki D said...

Jeez Louise, way to make me cry this morning! :-P

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVY!!!!

Caitlin said...

I know how huge this day is for your family. I hope you feel proud of all you have accomplished from overcoming fears to administering shots to just getting through 365 days. Happy birthday Davy!

stacy said...

you are quite an amazing mama! you had me in tears. happy birthday sweet davy girl!

Melin said...

Our daughters are only a week or so a part and this post brought some loving tears to my eyes. I hope you're planning a massive party for your darling. You're amazing, she's amazing, enjoy that party! (Now, I'm off to plan one myself!!)

Steph said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Davy!! And congratulations, Ruth! What a happy day for you and your family.

Georgia said...

You are so blessed!!!!

The Mrs said...

Dear Ruth,
Your post gave me goosebumps. I am thrilled for you and your family. Enjoy this day, as I'm sure you already are. You and Davy are an amazing little team. Thanks for a touching and entertaining blog!

Amy

The Bogren's said...

Happy birthday Davy!! I wish we could be there to give you a hug! You are an amazing little girl! We love you!!

Duh Despains said...

Happy Birthday Davy! You're an incredible mom Ruthy - don't ever forget it! Davy needed you and Scott just as much as you need her. ♥

Rebecca said...

So many tears in my eyes right now. What an amazing picture...there is nothing better than to be able to look back and see the kind of growth and strength you have achieved.

Joanne said...

That is such a powerful photograph. Thank you for sharing. Happy Birthday to Davy :)

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

happy birthday to your sweet girl!!!
she is such a gift.
xoxo

Mark + Tiffany said...

Beautiful. That pulls right at my heart strings. Happy birthday, dear sweet Davy! That little girl has blessed your family a million ways xoxo

Melinda said...

Oh, this really made me cry! I am so happy for you and your family and for Davy to get to where she is! You are so inspirational and wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!

Brooke said...

Happy birthday Davy!!! I agree with Christy that Davy is doing so awesome because of you guys! Way to be super mom!

Christy said...

Thanks for opening your heart up on this blog. I feel lucky to read your words. Happy Birthday to beautiful Davy!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

happy birthday Davy from the bottom of my heart.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to a precious girl that God has a great plan to live! She is such a miracle. Thank you for sharing your life with her with all of us.

PilatesMom said...

Thank you for your post, we too learned the hard way what we were made of w/ my little guy's unknown/terminal disease. We, too are so thankful that this is what God had in store for us. We always say that we are supporting characters in our little one's story. However, I had a terrible night full of nightmares last night, this is just what I needed to lift me up. Thank you for sharing Davy's journey and Davy you are an amazing one year old! Congratulations!!!

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JEM said...

Yay to a beautiful year.

Melany said...

that like made me tear up...happy birthday davy girl! and good job ruth! you're a beautiful mom.

CSpies said...

that picture gives me chills. look at all davy could, when they said she couldn't. isn't God so wonderful?

Midori said...

Happy Birthday Davy! You've come a long way. Congrats to Mom and Dad for making it through a tough first year.

Midori, wife of Justin Galovich :)

mer said...

what a wonderful time to celebrate (and your little Davy shares a birthday with my little A who just turned 5! great day to be born, first day of spring and all...).

xo

jojo said...

Your blog has an incredible way of making me laugh and cry. I cried my way through this post, I started tearing up before I even started reading, as soon as I saw the photo.

My baby has spent the past 5 months in the NICU and will be home soon...this post expressed my thoughts perfectly. Thank you for your honesty and candid way of wording your life. I found your blog a month or two ago and it has given me hope during some rough times.

Happy, happy birthday Davy!!

Shelly Clark said...

It just proves the saying that "God never gives us more than we can handle." I feel so blessed to be able to peak into your family each week. Thank you for sharing the good as well as the tough. I hope this Birthday will be memorable for many many years

kimmomofnine said...

I have SO loved following the love story of Davy. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Happy Birthday Davy :) You are indeed a star.

Ness said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful, amazing blog. You inspire me in more ways than you can possibly imagine. Happy Birthay Davy!

Charise said...

wow! Ruth, this picture broke through my drugs! :)
I can feel the anguish! I love you and am with you in heart and understanding.
I am in love with Davy's clapping hands!
Charise
www.brighton-cole.blogspot.com