Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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I am thankful for...

Ok- so I know a lot of you are doing this on facebook or your blog.. so I'm joining.  I had actually thought about it before November came, but I already broke it. I want to share things I am thankful for everyday in November, so since I'm already a day behind I have two for tonight... I feel it's important for me to share what I am thankful for since, somedays, I'm finding it very hard to be thankful for much... 

so.. here we go..

1.  First and foremost I am thankful for my two beautiful girls.  My girls make me smile, laugh and cry almost every single day.  I don't know how I ever lived life w/o them to be honest.  Kayla has taught me so much about life and she's only 2!! Poor girl has been through much more than I could ever imagine! And yet she manages to play, love life, and laugh every single day.  She is one tough chick!  Lily drops everything she is doing and dances at any hum of music... somedays, I think I should do that and all my worries will fade for that moment.. such a lesson from a 1 year old.  
my loves on Halloween day.. it was a gorgeous day!

and then for today...

2.  I am thankful for my husband who can keep me from going crazy at times.  He was so strong and brave when K was at the hospital (both times, birth and the most recent surgery).. I really don't know how he did it.  He had to worry for himself, and me.  He held strong at every moment just to help me through.  I love him more with every day that passes!! Yes, there are days where he stresses me out more than anything, but that's Jerry- that's what he does. ha!!! He's a great cook, a fantastic cleaner when he gets obsessive compulsive..  but best of all, he's the best hugger and that helps at the end or beginning of a very bad day! I love you Jer!! :) 

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