Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Celebrating and Rejoicing (Happy Birthday Hannah!!)

Sorry I'm a little late with getting this post out.  We've been a little busy and preoccupied.  As most of you know,  Frisk, Party of Five is now Frisk, Party of Six. :)  We spent most of September getting ready for my due date on September 29th.  Hubby's parents came about a week before my due date to be with the kiddos.
Absolutely love these two.
We celebrated Goose's birthday on the 26th.  Oddly enough he was due on September 29th as well.
We took him out to Applebees.
We all went to bed that night and little miss Hannah woke me up the next morning.  At 6:03 a.m. on September 27th, Hannah Michelle Frisk made her debut.

Weighing in at a perfect 7 lbs even and 20 inches long.  She is amazing and is so curious about everything already.  Her favorite place to sleep is in my arms and on my chest.

We did a mini shoot a few days after we got home, but I was pretty tired so we didn't do too much.  This is where it would come in handy to live near my friends who are also photographers.

God has so truly blessed us with another miracle.  I truly believe that one of the purposes that Addison came to fulfill was to give me a different perspective and truly learn to cherish and love my children in different way.  She opened my eyes to so many ways that I was losing sight.  But that is another story in itself.  We are enjoying our little rainbow baby and her brothers and sister are loving her to pieces.

All for now.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Remembering my Angel

October 12th we remembered our angel.  I spent the day constantly thinking about her last moments.  It was hard.  I found myself crying and going through her memory box.  She may have only lived for 24 hours, but she changed my life and views forever.  It's difficult sometimes to see a little girl that is around a year old and know that is where Addison may have been at this time, but I know that she is safe in the arms of my Savior.  I have experienced and felt a lot of emotions over the past year and to go over all of them would probably have me signing a book deal.  I can't even begin to describe in this blog what we went through during my pregnancy with Addison and how we have felt and dealt with our grief over the last year.  It is because of Addison and having to say goodbye that is partly the reason that I NEVER put Hannah down.  We are extremely grateful that God saw fit to bless us with Hannah just 2 weeks shy of Addison's 1st birthday.  When she gets older, we will tell her about her older sister. The way I deal with my children has changed.  To remember our angel, we sent up a sky lantern in her memory.
  Ironically October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  On that day, at 7:00 p.m., we light a candle to remember our babies that have passed.
We had our candle lit from October 12th, Addison's death date, until October 15th at midnight.  A few of the other babies that we remembered on the 15th were Andrew Hollingsworth, Goldie Mae Nichols, Pamela Hancock and a few others that may not have had a name yet.  We miss you Addison Grace.