Every night when I put Elsie to bed, I tell her about all the people that love her...her mommy, daddy, grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, and so on. As I snuggled her and talked to her tonight, she just stared right into my eyes. As I finished my usual list, it finally occurred to me that I failed to mention Paxton. It was a very special moment for me while I talked to her about him. I don't ever want to forget about him, and I want Elsie to know about him and know that she has an older brother that loves her very much. I'm really not good at articulating my thoughts in writing, but I had an overwhelming sense of peace. I'm just so grateful that we will all get to be with him again, that we will get to raise him and get to know him, and we will be able to be a complete family.
I thought I'd include this little video that I took when visiting Paxton in the hospital (it's the only one I took). It was very dark in there, so you may not be able to see him very well. There's a couple times where he lifts up his arm, which, at the time, seemed like a miracle. Hope you enjoy it! I know I do every time I watch it.