I, on the other hand, sent Flat Lory as my RAGBRAI representative last year, when Faith and Naomi decided to enter the world at just 24 weeks, weighing slightly more than a pound a piece. 3D Lory spent the week with their brothers Aidan, Josiah and Elijah, loving it and (realistically) longing for bedtime - theirs and mine (which coincided pretty closely).
Of course, the girlies first months of exploration where medical in nature. It was quite some time before we could even get a clear view of their precious faces. But it was worth the wait! After almost four months in the hospital, they came home tethered to oxygen and monitors with endless doctor's appointments and medications. Court and Christine threw themselves into the honor of loving and caring for the girlies - oh, and their three brothers!
|Faith making it through an obstacle course|
|Naomi's birthday smiles!|
So, little girlie girls, it has been quite the year, an extra special one because of you! This Granma can't wait for another year of loving you both! Happy First Birthday!