This is an attempt to give our family and friends a glimpse
of our baby Carter's llife. I hope this will help you better
understand O.E.I.S complex (Cloacal Exstrophy). Carter is a true blessing and God has a special plan for him.
Today we celebrated Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to be home from the hospital this year, but we are most thankful that God chose us to be Carter's parents. We could honestly not imagine our lives without him or without having him just like he is. He is absolutely perfect and we love him so much! The Christmas tree in the picture below was given to us by Brandon Elementary School. They gave it to us last year, along with other decorations so Carter's hospital room would be bright and cheerful for the holidays. I remember telling Brandon I wasn't sure what I would do with the decorations if something happened to Carter? He was so sick and no one could figure out exactly what was going on with him. The decorations would be too hard to look at if something were to happen. So, yesterday when I setup the Christmas tree in our dining room I gleamed with pride. It brought back so many emotions and truly made me thankful for all that we have today. Thank you Brandon Elementary for adding light into our very dark hospital room. No matter where we are I plan to always put up Carter's hospital tree.
Special Child by Sharon Harris
You weren't like other children, And God was well aware, You'd need a caring family, With love enough to share.
And so He sent you to us, And much to our surprise, You haven't been a challenge, But a blessing in disguise.
Your winning smiles and laughter, The pleasures you impart, Far outweigh your special needs, And melt the coldest heart.
We're proud that we've been chosen, To help you learn and grow, The joy that you have brought us, Is more than you can know.
A precious gift from Heaven, A treasure from above, A child who's taught us many things, But most of all - "Real Love"
Happy Halloween! Carter is absolutely obsessed with Veggie Tales, so it was only appropriate for him to be Bob the Tomato. He loved it! We took him to see my family in Florence and to a subdivision in Brandon. He had a great time and walked almost a mile! I hope everyone had a great Halloween! Here are a few pictures of my very cute Bob!
Can you believe this was a year ago? It seems like I just took this picture. Carter has come so far this year!
This was his first Halloween. He was Woody and I bought his costume at build a bear workshop!
We are so thankful God allowed us to share another Halloween with our sweet Carter! Happy Halloween!!!