"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, November 14, 2016

It's that time

once again to take the annual goof troop photo.  Now that my goofs are older they ask why.  They wonder why I have such a need to have one photo a year.  I tear up a bit and often do not share why, aside from I am your momma.

This photo is the first group photo I have of the four:
The reason I want a photo every year is to remember the first group photo.  You see Fourth was born ten weeks early and was not expected to live.  We were constantly talked to about grief and how to prepare etc., for the loss.  This photo Bill took and it was one that I thought might be the only group photo we would ever be blessed with.  The N.I.C.U nurses allowed the boys to come in and hold their sister and therefore allowing us this memory.

Every annual photo since this one is a tremendous reminder of what we have and how very scary the fall of 1995 through 1996 was.  I am closing with this as I am a bit emotional still as to how very hard those early years were with our preemie. 


Dizzy-Dick said...

You were blessed that she made it and became a loving part of your family.

Petra N said...

What a beautiful idea to make a group picture every year!
All the best from The Netherlands

Humble wife said...

DD-I cannot even begin to express my thanks to the Father that she is still a loving part of the family!

Petra-thank you. I agree ever so much!