Monday is Ethan and Jacob's first birthday. Almost a year ago we were going through a nightmare. We were hoping and praying that Ethan would pull through in the NICU. Sadly, that didn't happen. This past year has had so many emotions for us. From the pure heartbreak of losing our baby boys to the pure joy of meeting Blake. It is almost overwhelming how much life can change in a year.
We took Blake to visit his brothers last weekend. It is important to Joseph and I that he knows about his brave brothers. They picked him out for us and made sure he made it to us safely. I have no doubt that they were watching over us in the OR on Blake's birthday.
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of Ethan and Jacob. They are very much still in our minds. Blake doesn't replace them at all... in fact he reminds us of the fact that he should have two big brothers showering him with attention.
So, on Monday... everyone take a second and think of our angels. Joseph, Blake, and I plan on sending them some birthday balloons. Hopefully they get them.