Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Moving onto Callie's scrapbook!
Brianna and Justice's scrapbooks are all caught up and all the journaling is done! Woohoo! This is a huge thing for me! It means that on Wednesday, I have already completed the goal for the week!
Today, as I was going through the pages of pictures I set up for Callie, thinking of what to say (I do much of my journaling on the computer, print it out and glue it in!) and typing it out, I relived many of those hard moments...trying to find the words of having to leave her, so tiny and helpless in the hospital...going through the realization that she wasn't just developmentally delayed because she was a preemie, or even because of her eyes, but because she truly has a disability that she must deal with throughout her life. Going through her difficulties (I put a picture of her last eye surgery) and highlighting her triumphs (like picture here from the day she learned to crawl forward - at 16 months old!)...I know pregnancy hormones don't help, but wow, what an emotionally draining day! Overwhelmingly, with everyone else, it is not so emotionally draining. It is more happy than anything else...I feel kind of guilty that I feel this way going through pictures of her life! I made it all the way through her book, and will be starting to actually put things in tonight! Hopefully, I can get her book done by the end of tomorrow, and start working on Ashley's book!
By the end of next week, I hope to have Ashley and Callie's scrapbooks caught up with their journaling...which means going back over the almost 3 years for each of them!