Sorry we haven't been as active on here as we usually are. Beyond dealing with insurance companies regarding our injuries and payment for our totaled vehicle my poor miss Ava has been struggling emotionally. With speech being an integral part of expressing emotion and dealing with feelings Ava has been slow to heal emotionally from the accident. We've had nightmares and difficult sleep which causes her to be tired throughout the day, constant remarks about our car being broken as well as referring to herself and me as broken, difficulty being able to handle the sound of any vehicle within any distance (holding hands over ears and crying while she runs frantically to get indoors away from the sounds), and yesterday tearing up in the backseat when we drove past the location where our accident occurred. It literally breaks my heart. No child should have to deal with fear and anxiety alone and although I wrap my arms around her constantly and tell her it's ok I know how alone she must truly feel. I hate that communication is so hard for her. I hate that people are selfish and decide to drink and drive. I hate that I have to hold her elbow to cross the street because she's too busy holding her ears and crying at the sound of cars driving by, I hate that I can't take the pain away from her..... but I'm thankful that God is bigger than our sorrow or circumstance. I know he'll gather all the broken pieces and create something beautiful out of all of this. His plans for us are only for good. This is just a season.....so today we'll just eat our ice cream inside away from the noisy cars.
Just the sweetest gift ever from @polygonspeonies (one of our absolute favorite shops and just the sweetest mama) and made by @yayhellostudio. This totally made our month! Ava has been chattering about it nonstop today and has been following Satchel around with my phone showing him his picture😂 She is very impressed. Thank you so much for this priceless gift and very kind gesture!!💗💗💗
Oh man this hairy little guy is a big deal at our house. This weekend,once again, my husband took Satchel to a family event while I picked the kids up from grandmas house to take them home for the night... Pandemonium 😬 apparently Satchel's not allowed to have a night out on the town without Ava and Ari's approval. Both kids had full on meltdowns when they realized he was gone when we got home. Ava kept repeating over and over "Satchel gone oh no, Ada's Satchel no more. Bad Daddy!" And then tears 🙈this pretty much happens every time. She sure keeps him on a tight leash (pun intended) 😂🙈
Ari has pretty much taken over his sisters camera. Lately he's snapped more pictures with it than She has ......Which may explain why I found several pictures of Rocks, cars and outside doggy business on it 🙈😬😂 oh man raising a boy is an adventure! Lol
I hadn't planned on taking pictures of Satchel with the kids today but after adjusting the settings on my camera and turning around to see this....I couldn't help myself. Satchel was loving being outside with his favorite girl and Ava was loving the fact that he was hanging onto her every word about Pawpatrol 💗