Yesterday I was really missing Cora.
I think it might be the anticipation of her birthday coming up.
It is so hard for me to believe that she would be two.
I haven't really been looking forward to this week at all.
I've been fighting back the tears and just feeling sad.
But this little guy helped me start off Monday with a smile.
He went back to sleep this morning and let his mama sleep until nine.
That's right, I said NINE!
What a great way to start off the week.
He must have known his mama needed a few extra hours of sleep today.
And then he woke up with those big bright eyes.
He just cooed and smiled.
After a slow morning we headed into town to pick up Annie from preschool.
We had lots of fun with her.
We drove through Wendy's for lunch.
She thought that was so great.
And then we went back to her house to eat.
Annie gave "Le-bi" lots of love.
She told me she LOVED babies.
And I think Levi loved her too.
Look at that smile.
She bounced all around him and he just watched and watched.
It made me wonder how things would be different for Levi if Cora was here.
I am so sad for him that he won't get to grow up with his big sister.
Thankfully we are blessed with so many friends to keep him entertained.
Annie came along with us to Walmart too.
She was very good at checking on Levi to make sure he was okay.
She'll be such a good little mama someday.
Levi had his eyes closed the whole time.
He didn't know he was missing out on all the Walmart fun.
Annie's mom is heading to Africa today.
I know that she would love it if you would pray for her and her group!
Levi and I ran home for a few hours after hanging out with Annie.
I was hoping to get this posted then...but obviously that didn't happen.
We ended the evening at my brother's basketball game.
They are starting sub-state this week and won tonight!
Way to go Owen!
And that was our Monday.
Hopefully you heard that Calla is home!
I got to see her yesterday and she looks great.
Ian and Julie are so glad to have their family together again.
So...this week we are finishing up Cora's for Calla.
I have lots of donated items left, so it is going to be a busy week.
There will be a giveaway each day.
More auctions too.
So keep checking back.
Help me welcome Miss Calla home!
Pray for Calla.
Stop by and encourage the Johnsons.
And if you are interested in leaving a donation for Calla and her family
you can use the donate button on the sidebar.
Now for today's giveaway...
This dress is size 12 months. Isn't that big pink bow adorable?
Gerber long sleeve onesie size 12 months.
Giveaway participation is free. Anyone can enter by leaving a comment on this post. As you leave your comment please remember to pray for Calla and her family! Comments will close Tuesday at midnight (central standard time). The winner will be randomly selected.
And...Ellen at The Little Sweet Peas has so generously offered to donate 15% of her Etsy sales to Cora's for Calla through the end of the week. Just mention "The Macs" in the notes to seller.
Kathryn at Creative Glory has also extended sales of the Calla Tutu. She will be setting aside a portion of each Calla Tutu sold to give to Cora's for Calla through the end of the week.
More to come in the morning...