Roman "Each Day is a Gift"

A few months ago, I submitted a photograph of my son and I to a contest for photos that best depict being a mother. Our photo didn't win the contest, but last month they came back to ask me to write up the story behind the photo. See our third son was born with a Congenital Heart Disease and we didn't know if he would live or not. You can find his story featured on the Power of Moms blog.

Lately, this little boy cracks me up with some of the things he says. Like he told me the other day when I asked him to do something he told me he was too busy. I also love the way he mis-pronounces mine and say,"Is this mines." I can't get enough of this child. He is so delicious!


Andi said…
It truly is a gift! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story!
Silver Strands said…
Wow. Wonderful.
What a wonderful gift you have been given!
Unknown said…
Awesome, awesome way to get the word out! Yay! Love reading stories like this on mainstream sites. And, was good to read Roman's story. I actually found your blog through Google alerts, and had to reach out. My grandfather's name was Roman. It's such a rare name. He passed away while I was pregnant with my CHD baby, Cora! I felt an instant connection to little Roman. Cora passed away of her CHD as well, but I'm active in the CHD community. My email is would love to connect! I've started a non-profit for Cora educating pregnant women and moms so they aren't blindsided like you were at that ultrasound, so they are aware of CHD. Much love,
Traveling Mama said…
Brings tears to my eyes every time I read his precious story. And I absolutely love that beautiful photo.

PS Our button looks so pretty! Thank you for the honor! Hugs!
Joanna Jenkins said…
I have a lump in my throat.
Allison said…
Very beautiful story. I'm sure this must really be a challenge to deal with. For the last four years we have been watching my brother battle with kidney failure, which was actually not from kidney disease... and we are so thankful that he just got a kidney transplant on Wednesday!

I know it is not the same as watching your son go through this, but I understand the feeling of the daily battle and the daily worry. It is amazing how the Lord can give you the stength beyond what you thought you could handle. The beauty of the pain is that if we allow ourselves, we can turn around and comfort and help others that are going through the same hurt. Thanks for sharing!
Don said…
This gift is something we should never forget.
Emily said…
what a wonderful story.

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