See ya 2009!

Oh what a year it’s been……as I sit here on the last morning of the year thinking back on the last 12 months and watching Nora play with all of her Christmas toys it makes my heart smile to just observe the pure miracle of her.

Then she asks me to close her up in her new castle tent, I peek in the window to see what she’s up to and she sweetly says “I want you to go bye-bye now mommy” and then my ushy gushy heartfeltness turns into laughing out loud and amazement in what independence my little Nora already has. That independence became very apparent on Christmas morning when we heard “I want to do it myself” many times every time we would try to show her how to work one of her new toys….oh what a stinker. :)

Christmas Eve delivered a very special present for all of us, Santa Crooms, I mean Dr. Crooms came by to visit Nora and bring her a present between surgeries…..amazing…. is the only word that comes to mind. We are so very blessed to have him in our lives. Who would have ever thought 32 months ago on the day that Nora was born such a special bond would have been formed between Dr. Crooms and our family.

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To say that Nora loved her puppy from Dr. Crooms would be an understatement.

We know that Nora is a very special girl as well as a very special medical case. But we also know that Dr. Crooms has preformed many life saving surgeries and has probably saved the life of a newborn before. But we’ve always wondered why Nora made such a strong impression on Dr. Crooms for him to take such a personal interest but of course not wanting to be too blunt to ask him to explain. Well I think we got our answer when I called to wish him a Merry Christmas on Christmas day and thank him for taking the time to visit Nora. I was telling him how much we appreciated him being in Nora’s life outside of the medical world and he said “I will be a part of Nora’s life as long as I am around. She is such a special miracle and reminds us all of how life should be.”

Thank you Dr. Crooms, thank you with all of our heart and soul for saving Nora’s life and being such a wonderful, caring person.

Christmas morning

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So many presents for one little girl, a brunch break was required to keep up the Christmas marathon…..

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Sooo happy :)

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An afternoon tea party in her new PJ’s

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More Christmas celebrating into the evening and Nora helped with the cooking.
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christmas-2009-036.JPG We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you a very happy New Year!

3 Responses to “See ya 2009!”

  1. Aunt Jenn Says:

    Wow, Dr. Crooms is so amazing! Nora is a special girl for so many people!
    Happy New Year!
    We love you!

  2. aunt brenda Says:

    Nora is starting to look like a 3-year-old! Sorry we missed out on hugs and kisses, but we hear she had a fabulous Christmas. Dr. Crooms has become a wonderful Christmas tradition:) Happy New Year, and love to all!

  3. Jennifer Walsh Says:

    I would really like to network with you, but am still learning how to use this website! The only blog I’ve really followed is Ellie’s– but we also live in Florida and you seem to be a wealth of information for SGS kids and Nora seems close in age to Caleb. I would LOVE more information on what methods you’ve tried, etc. but your blog is so full I didn’t know where to start! Looking forward to getting to know your family.



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