2011 brought many changes to our house, Chris and Brandi had gotten married in October of 2010, my little family was growing. I had also started a blog about that same time, Green Creek Primitives was born in honor of my father who had given me my love of old. The kids had also decided to go ahead and start their little family we were expecting our first grandchild in late July. But life has its many changes, Oliver decided he needed to come 3 months early.
Life has its scarey side to, weighing in at only 1 lb. 14 ozs. our little Oliver was here. Not knowing the outcome then, all they knew is that he was a little fighter, he was determined to survive. About that time is when I realized I had another blessing, my blog. After the first of the year I decided to make my blog more personal, little did I realize what lay ahead. When Oliver was born and I had put it on my blog, well blogging friends are the best, I had gotten emails and gifts offering prayers and support, some telling me about their premies and how everything would turn out alright. I had never experienced such warm, caring thoughtfulness in my life from people I had never met. Blessings come from places you least expect it sometime.
The first time I had gotten to hold that small bundle of joy, you just don't realize how small he was until you have held him. He has come so far since then.
Oliver finally came home after three months in the hospital, this is one of my favorite pictures of Chris and Oliver together.
And of course one of my blessings of the year, Oliver, looks like he is really concentrating on the butterfly, trying to decide how to get his hands on it. I am so blessed to be able to keep him some each week, just watching this little miracle grow, looking forward to the many things he will learn and things he will achieve in the coming year, being there to see it, priceless. I wanted to say thank you to each one of you that has ever left me a comment, joined my blog, sent me emails, cards and gifts, it touch me in a way you will never know, blogging friends are the best, looking forward to this coming year of sharing things that are going on in my life, but also dropping by your blogs to keep up with all of you as we go through this life's journey. Blessings to you all, Hugs Vicky