It's random, lovely, full of misspelled words and terrible punctuation. It's about me, Erin, my family and friends, in real life. There's sugar but no sugar coating.
"Come what may, and love it!......Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result." ~ Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin
This is my friend Diana Householder. She made the blanket for Asher blessing. Our little family. Brother Michael, Chris Nazelrod, Heath and Asher, Bishop Welter and Brother Andrew. All the men who were in the blessing circle.
The Nazelrod's cute little girl Savannah in her cute green pillowcase dress. Noah eating his green pancakes on his green plate with his green shirt. This was Breakfast. The master at work. I've never seen someone take so long to decorate a cookie:) He's an artist! Noah decorating his cookie. Baby Asher being festive. Yummy cookies. We had a little St. Patrick's Day party with our friends the Nazelrods. We had a green dinner and decorated cookies. It was tons of fun.
Well our internet isn't working again. STINK! So, I'm at Heath's studio for a minute so I can post some cute pictures of my babies. Here's Asher getting a little exercise and he is starting to smile which is the cutest thing. He tries so hard to talk but it's just not working out for him.
I think it's a miracle. Well, yesterday was the big day for baby Asher. He had his doctor's appointment at Shriner's. The doctor there said Asher has a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a complex network of interconnecting nerves that innervate the arm from the shoulder to the hand. This is why he is unable to move his arm thoughout it's full range. The doctor said it has a good chance of resolving on it's own and he should gain full mobility. We also saw an occupational therapist yesterday who gave us some exercises to do with Asher. I'm thankful that I have been trained in physical therapy so I can do all his therapy at home and we don't have to make any additonal appointments. The doctor said there are NO problems with his bones. NOTHING is underdeveloped in his shoulder. I just want to thank everyone again for fasting and praying. I'm so grateful! We feel so blessed and we love you all.
I just wanted to tell all our family and close friends how much it means to us that you are thinking of us today. We asked lots of you to fast with us and we received phone calls and emails from others letting us know that they had heard and were fasting for baby Asher too. We feel so blessed and grateful. For those that may not know and are wondering, Asher has underdeveloped bones in his right shoulder and is unable to move the right arm through it's full range of motion. We have a doctor's appointment at Shriner's this Wednesday to help further diagnose the problem. He is in no pain which we are grateful for and is growing like a weed (just look at those cheeks!). We will keep you all updated as best we can when we find out more information. We love you all and know that miracles have not ceased.
He's a Grad student. He makes pots. He likes hunting and hanging out with his boys. You can visit his blog at www.checkoutmyblogatmyblog.blogspot.com (or click the picture).
"We artist are indestructible, even in a prison cell or a concentration camp I would be almighty in my own world of art. Even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell." - Pablo Picasso
Asher helps me develop faith. He has a nerve injury on his right arm. He also has trouble gaining weight. He sees an occupational therapist 2 times a week. He is sweet and shy but has a funny personality.
this is our story.
i called him. he said yes. he kissed me. i said, "i love you." he said, "i like you twelve." (that equals i love you.) he said "will you?" i said, "yes". we got married. he started school. we had noah. i became a mom. he became an artist. we moved to pa. he became a grad student. then came asher and i became the mom of 2. we moved back to utah. he became a teacher. me? the mom of three. we are happy. we are blessed.
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emily Buchwald