Happy 2nd Birthday to my precious nephew Tayden! Two years ago today, my sister Amber and brother in law Tommy were going through one of the scariest and, at the same time, most miraculous moments of their lives. Tayden Michael was born at only 24 weeks gestation, weighing in at 1 pound 11 ounces. A "micro preemie" as they call them, the odds were stacked against him for survival, and even more stacked against him for complications leading to permanant ill effects on his health and life.
But I am happy to report that our little miracle boy is a happy, ornery two your old boy who is walking, jumping, climbing and beginning to talk. With glasses on, he's got adaquate vision to see his world and his little smile can light up a room. He loves to bang things and make noise, climb things he's not supposed to, and thow attitude at just the right moments to get his way. I miss him so much and am counting down the days until we live closer so he and Emma can have more play dates. But for now, I must take this opportunity to brag on him and celebrate his life from afar. He truely is a gift from God and it is an auntie's prayer that the Lord will continue to bless him and shape him into the man he was created to be. I love you Tayden! And Emma sends a big kiss and hug your way too! Happy Birthday!