Meet the McNeil Family

Meet the McNeil Family

Monday, January 19, 2009

Photo Albums

It has been a long weekend for all of us.  Both kids are sick with strep and Oliver has pink eye.  I am sure it is only a matter of time until we are all ill.  We are one contagious household.

Last night I watched some video footage of the kids that my friend Kamarah sent.  She and Michele were here for a visit in November.  She captured Waverly singing "Tomorrow" and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (2 of Wavey's favorites).  And me reading "Sammy the Seal".  (Wavey likes to finish each page for me, by completing the last word of each sentence.)  I was so excited to have those memories on film.  I had a good cry when it was over.

It was emotional for me.  I spent time later that night putting photos from our last week in London in an album.  I realized that I have put so much effort in documenting memories and writing down the places and date and people.  Thinking one day Waverly & Oliver will be sharing the photos with their kids and grandkids.  I was putting together an album for me.  One that will hopefully bring comfort and warm memories when they are gone.  It was a terribly depressing evening, but sometimes I need to just sit in my sadness.  That is exactly what I did.

8 comments:

Pamela @ Frugal Vet Tech said...

Sometimes we just need to be sad. Hugs and prayers to you.

E said...

Our house was invaded by pink eye and strep exactly a year ago today! For some reason they go together?? It's a bummer, for sure! Thinking of you tonight and keeping you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

thinking of you! May those memories always bring you comfort.

Gina G. said...

Hi Shannon:

Your website is very nice. I can relate to the feelings you express. Some days are really bad for me, too and we as parents have every right to be sad. I try not to think too far ahead or I get depressed. It is extremely difficult to grasp that we will not have our children with us like most parents. We just have to keep going and be strong for ourselves and bec. our children need us. We can help each other. Call me if you need to. I'll see ya on the forum.

Gina G. (NicholasIIIB)

Misty said...

Crying with you, crying for you. Misty www.miracle4will.com

Whitney said...

Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your beautiful children. I am sure you will cherish those photos forever.

Anonymous said...

I wish that things were different for you. May the days be gentle.

Christie

in a world surrounded by men said...

No words to say. I can't imagine the pain that is underlying even through joyful times.

I've been praying this verse for a family in our church for a family whose 15 month old boy died suddenly two months ago. I'm praying it for you too.

Psalm 29:11
"The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace."