Monday, June 29, 2009
I want to say to anyone reading this that if I have ever said anything that hurt you I AM SORRY! We are so hard on our selves we do not need to judge one another. I am sorry if I have ever made you feel judged or less of a daughter of God. I am amazed at the women I come in contact with everyday. I am blessed with two wonderful sisters who are two of the most amazing women I know and I am grateful to call them friends as well as sisters. Thank you both for putting up with me. We are so lucky that my brother married a sweet and wonderful women who I am proud to call sister. I hope I have made her feel a part of our family. I hope she knows how grateful I am to now be able to call her sister. I was lucky enough to marry into a family that I got an instant 5 sisters and then after Jeron and I had been married for 3 years we got another, and then just more then 3 years ago Jeron's brother Josh got married and we expanded the circle yet again! I have watched each one of these women with things they have been faced with that I am quite sure I could not have done. They are all amazing and wonderful women who have taken me into their circle and love me, and for them I also thank my Father in Heaven. I have wonderful ward sisters who made me feel at home before we had even moved into our home. They have taken me under their wings and have lifted me up. And believe it or not, I am not done. I also have a wonderful mother-in-law! From the day Jeron and I got married I was not a daughter-in-law I was another daughter. And what would this be without my mom. I would not be who I am today without my mom. She knew things about me before I did. When I was a teenager she could tell when I was reading my scriptures! The woman can read minds! She is not just my mom she is one of my best friends.
But I guess what I am trying to say is I know that at one time or another I have said something to everyone of these women that hurt them. Instead of lifting them I brought them down. I know my Father in Heaven must have wept over the things that I said. I am sorry and I ask for your forgiveness. I want you all to know that I am so grateful to have all of you in my life and I hope in the future I am able to help lift you up as you all do me! Thank you for all your love and patients! Love, Brook!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Maycie has learned the art of being able to sleep anywhere doing anything! The other day she was fussy so I gave her her sippy cup with some apple juice. I went back to check on her a minute later and this is what I found! I think she was still drinking in her sleep! Now if we could just get her to sleep at church!
We are so grateful to have our little Maycie Jayne! I just don't know what we would do without her. Things have defiantly been different with her then they have any of the others, but is it ever the same?! We had her well visit today and I love our doctor! She always makes me feel so good. She was pleased as punch with how well Maycie is doing. You know you are at the doctors office alot when they know you on sight and with 5 kids we are there enough! We walked out to do her weight and height and the nurse says to me, "Oh my goodness the back of her head looks so much better!" I love visiting an office that takes the time to know who we are. Anyway it was a wonderful visit. I took the time to tell our doctor how much we appreciate her and how wonderful we think she is! She apparently had been having a week and seemed to really need to hear it. So I say take the time to tell those in your life how much they mean to you, even doctors need a pick-me-up some times!
Anyway, take the time to enjoy the moments that come your way because they are all too often gone faster then they should be! It seems like just yesterday we didn't even know what we were going to call our little baby and now she is making sure we all know she is our little Maycie Jayne!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I know how helpful it has been to be able to talk to the few people I have who have done the helmet. I ran into them by chance at the grocery store and a school function. Jeron and I ran into a lady at the library who's grandson just got his helmet yesterday. Jeron started telling her how we were going to start this blog because we hadn't been able to find anything else like it. She asked for the blog address and I didn't have one yet! I came home and told Jeron that he had to help me get this started! Enough thinking, time to do!
So anyway, the blog address is: helmettherapy.blogspot.com. We gave it the title of: The Shaping of Innocence - There is Life After The Helmet. We could not have done this without the help and support of our family so I again turned to our family and talked to my mom and Jeron's mom. My mom kept coming back to that when it comes right down to it this is only a short period of time and there will be a life when it is over. My mother-in-law said that the three words that came to mind for her was shaping, innocence, and beauty. So we came up with the title. So we are helping our baby with the shaping of her head and it has to happen now, while she is so tiny and innocent straight from our Heavenly Father. But it doesn't take away from her beauty, and when you come right down to it we will make it through this and have a wonderful life when it is all over!
So there you go! I would really appreciate all of your help with getting this out there. If you know anyone who has had a child that did helmet therapy, who is now currently undergoing helmet therapy, or who is wondering if they might have to do helmet therapy let them know about this blog. Or even the neck problem torticollis (when the tip their head to the one side like Maycie did) or just a little flat spot that isn't quite bad enough for a helmet. I really feel like we could all benefit from each other!
Thank you again for everything you all do for us. I defiantly could not have made it through all of this without so much support from so many wonderful people.