We've Moved!

Grace's Blog has moved to: http://www.hooverspad.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat

Pumpkin Farm

Adventureland - September 2007


I am just getting around to posting some pictures, enjoy the backlog!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Addison, Zoe, and Gavin

I have the privelege of friendship with the parents of the children I've listed in the title of this entry. Addison and Zoe are in Grace's age zone. Try as I might it is hard not to compare. Gavin is a new guy to the world - I've seen him do things in his short life that Grace never really did. Addison I saw eat cheetos. She used her fingers in ways that are so complex, she points at things with only her index finger, and ate cheeto after cheeto as fast as her mom could give them to her. It was marvelous.

We are wonderfully made -- all of us.

Today someone pointed out to me that Grace is almost two. I would take her to the infant room at church, while several of her peers have moved onto the toddler room. What room is better for her, what room will meet her needs? Will the older kids make fun of her? How will our friends explain to their children about Grace? Do they need to? What about that kids that we don't know their parents? What will they say when their kids come home and ask them about the girl with the tube in her stomach or the girl who made funny movements.

As Addison, Zoe,and Gavin grow I pray for their understanding, for their acceptance of Grace. For Jenna and Miles, for Nathan, for Joe, all kids that I know. I also pray for those who don't yet know Grace and will be the characters that make up the stories of her life. I also pray that Grace will know her part and do it well in the lives of Addison, Zoe, and Gavin - Jenna, Miles, Nathan and Joe.....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Band From TV tonight on the Tonight Show

Please tune in to see Greg Grunberg on NBC's 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday, October 19 (11:35 EDT/10:35 CDT) as he promotes epilepsy awareness and Band From TV's ( http://bandfromtv.org/) new CD release. As many of you know, Band From TV was created to provide funding and resources for several incredibly worthwhile charities around the world. Greg, the leader of the band, chose the Epilepsy Foundation as his charity of choice in support of his son, Jake.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Straw Wrappers

It is so hard for Kevin and I to reach out sometimes -- we'd prefer to just do this all ourselves-- never show that we have weaknesses-- never show that we feel discouraged-- but I feel often those times are when I choose to write.

Tonight I want to tell you a happy story. We had Grace out to eat with us earlier this week, and as we ate she played with straw wrappers and napkins. When we got up to leave we cleaned the shredded ones up off of the floor. Our little girl had made quite a mess! We were thrilled!

Grace is doing well. She currently has a cold and I think that this teething thing (and all the corresponding drool) will never end... but she is sassy, stubborn - playing, squealing, smiling, playing with her musical dolphins in the tub, and giving so many wonderful kisses.

She is amazing!