Our friends, Jim and Mikey went hunting this year...They got an elk and a deer. Actually, I think Mikey did them both in. My friend Gina had to bring by the heads to show the girls. They were completley grossed out. Baxter was freaked out, and Jeter thought this was just a big 'chew bone.' Here are some cute images that I took...
I just did the coolest thing...Here is an image of my son Chase. He wanted an image for his 'myspace' page. We decided to have some fun, so we found the image and made it look like a colored pencil drawing...Cool huh? I swear, computers are so cool...What an amazing tool!!! Oh, Had to add one of ANNA, too...
Then decided to play with the one of Maddux and myself...I think it turned out really nice.
Had to add one of the hubby in a cowboy hat...How hot is he???
Wanted to share our family photograph. This was taken the night we removed Maddux from life support. The nurse with us took the only photograph of all of us together...It took me along time, (two years, but...) I asked one of the NILMDTS affiliated photographers, Art Wright from Texas, to take this image and do something with it. I didn't give him much to work with, the background was bad, the lightning was terrible, and we all looked like, well, you know...Awful!!!
Here is a before and an after...
I had this done in honor of Maddux's 2nd Heavenly Birthday.
“The mention of my child’s name may bring tears to my eyes, But it never fails to bring music to my ears. If you are really my friend, let me hear the beautiful music of his name. It soothes my broken heart and sings to my soul.” Author Unknown
Most of you know that Alex and Mieka (our Daschunds) died in 2005. In 2005, we added Baxter to our family...Bernese Mountain Dog. (Mike HAD to have a BIG DOG this time...) Baxter loves me only when Mike isn't home, so I decided that I wanted another little dog. This is Jeter...(Yes after Derek Jeter) We are Yankee Fans!!! We welcomed him to our family in 2006. He is a West Highland White Terrier. He loves the water...
And my name is Maddux. I live in heaven now. I was born February 4th, 2005, and I died on February 10th, 2005. My family misses me very much. Ask about me sometime, and see how my mommy's eyes light up.
NILMDTS video of Maddux
Christmas Photo - 2007
In Honor of Maddux:
The mention of my child’s name
may bring tears to my eyes,
but it never fails to bring
music to my ears.
If you really are my friend,
please don’t keep me
from hearing this beautiful music:
It soothes my broken heart
and fills my soul with love.
Finding my new normal:
Like the butterfly, I have the strength and the hope to believe. And in time, I will emerge from my cocoon... Transformed.