Saturday, April 17, 2010

Aiden's Day

Here are some pictures from Aiden's angel birthday. It was a very nice day. We went to the beach today to send some birthday balloons with kisses up to Aiden and wrote his name in the sand. I also found this Song ( It is so fitting for today.
After sending our birthday wishes to Aiden, Jordyn and I spent the day playing and taking a long walk with grandpa. Later we had a play date at the park with the Yates'!! Here are some picks of the girls they are too cute. Thanks guys for sharing Aiden's birthday with us.

I had such a nice day with my little one, we are missing daddy tons and wish he could have been here today. Good night sweet Aiden I hope you got your birthday balloons and kisses. We love you forever and always. Good night daddy we love you.

Happy 2nd Angel Birthday Aiden

My Dearest Aiden,

In a few short hours 2 years ago you came sleeping into this world. Happy 2nd angel birthday Aiden James. I bet you are getting spoiled with love by all your grandparents and uncles and are having a blast running around with all the other little ones that went home a little too soon. I want to thank you sweet boy for looking after your forever family so well. I often catch Jordyn with this look on her face and I just know that you have come for a visit. I see you in her all the time. You are the best big brother a mom could ask for. Oh Aiden how we miss you. I still remember your day like it was yesterday the smell, how you came into this world so peacefully, how your dad and I just held you close, remembering everything about you with family and friends there to bless you and share the love with you while other loved ones prayed from a far. Then we said “see you later” because you see only good byes are forever. You are missed and loved everyday sweet angel of mine. I know you are never far away and I look forward to the day that I can hold you in my arms and walk with you as you give me a tour of your home and introduce me to all your friends. That day will have to wait for a long, long, long time but I know you understand and you will be waiting for me when that day comes. We love you Aiden tons of hugs and kisses.
Mommy, Daddy and Jordyn

This was written for our son Aiden James Piemonte by his Grandfather Gary Livingston.
He read it when we were having his blessing.

Aiden James Piemonte
April 17, 2008 11:01am
Although you were only with us seven short months, you accomplished much.
Oh. What you have accomplished. You brought your mom and dad closer together.
You taught them to rely on each other and to be strong together for the future.
For life brings many things we can’t control. Aiden, you re-taught us how important and fragile life is, and how close families should be. Although you won’t see sunlight, see a leaf fall, a running brook or flowers in a field, we will think of you when we see them. For you touched many people while you were with us. And you were loved. Oh you were loved. I know you could feel the love through your mom’s womb. I know you wish you could have see you mom and dad, hold their hands and someday tell them that you love them, but they understand. They know you loved them. For love isn’t taught it is an emotion that is felt and we know you felt it, for we felt your love.

Happy 2nd Birthday Aiden

Friday, April 16, 2010

I am wearing a pair of shoes.

They are ugly shoes, uncomfortable shoes. I hate my shoes. Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair. Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step. Yet, I continue to wear them. I get funny looks wearing these shoes, they are looks of sympathy. I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs. They never talk about my shoes. To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable. To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them. But, once you put them on, you can never take them off. I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes. There are many pairs in this world. Some women are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them. Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much. Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt. No woman deserves to wear these shoes. Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman. These shoes have given me the strength to face anything. They have made me who I am. I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.
~Author Unknown

To good not to share

I found this poem on another heart mom's blog I love it. Just wanted to share :)

Sometimes I have those "moments",
When I's just not fair,
Then I think of all you've been through,
And I see the scar you bear.
A faded line right down your chest,
Made with such careful precision,
We wanted you to have a chance,
Could there be any other decision?
And so I trace that "perfect" scar,
Made with the utmost care,
And I realize there is purpose,
Behind this scar you wear.
What have you taught us?
You've taught us how to face a storm,
(Some things are just out of our hands)
Life has no handy guidebook,
(Things don't always go as you've planned)
People come into our lives,
(Sometimes it is just for a season)
But God brings them into our lives,
(And I know that He must have a reason)
Normal, uneventful days,
(The kind that we always hoped for)
These are the days I say, "Wow God",
We just never know what lies in store.
If I can place a feeding tube,
Without even getting distraught,
Perhaps, maybe, I might be...
Much stronger than I thought.
It's okay to be afraid,
And it's alright to cry,
It's okay to feel lost sometimes,
It's even okay to ask...why?
You face life with courage,
(Knowing God set you apart)
Every little thing you do,
You do with all of your heart.
No crystal ball exists for us,
(To see us through each strife)
We only have one wish for you...
An ordinary life.
You've taught us to love one another,
(Helping each other to cope)
You've taught us compassion for others,
You've taught us to never lose hope.
You already have quite a story,
Which you can someday share,
And I can see it's beauty,
Behind that scar you wear.
~written by Stephanie Husted, heart mom

Friday, April 9, 2010


Mark left for a month on Tuesday so the fam decided to take Jordyn and I camping. Now if you have every slept with Jordyn and myself we are very noisy sleepers. Small space noisy sleepers do you see where I am going. Well let's start at the beginning. The fam took us to Myrtle beach to do some outlet shopping :) and then spend the night at a campground that has a lazy river and an indoor pool. Jordyn loved the ride down to Myrtle. She had a great time watching all the cars go by and looking out all the windows. She enjoyed shopping and riding on her first carousal twice and then she took a long nap. Shopping wears her out. We got to the campgroup and got our bathingsuits on for the lazy river. The water was cold better yet freezing. It took about 10 minutes and then I was numb and could not feel the cold anymore. She loved hanging out on gramps as we went around the lazy river. By the end she was sitting on the outside of the tube and splashing in the water. I wish I had pictures of this. She was to cute.

After a few laps around the lazy river we headed to the heated pool. AHHHH now that was more like it. Jordyn was like a little fish. She has a blast being pulled through the water and jumping off the edge. She was laughing the whole time.

After tons of walks and playing on the playground and feeding the squirrels. Our little one crashed. She slept really good until about 1100. Then she started to cry and fuss and cry and fuss some more. I think around 1200 we finally packed up and started the 2 hour trip home. I think it was a combination of teething, being in a new place and her g-button has been a little sore these last few days. Well we got home around 2 in the morning and she slept till 800. My poor baby girl just missed her bed. All in all I think she had fun camping. Well spring break is coming to an end. I have loved spending all my time with the little one. Back to school on Monday. Let the count down to summer begin.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter everyone!!! It was another great day here at the P's. We all had a great day. We had our second Easter today and I think Miss Jordyn enjoyed herself. There was the Easter basket, Chocolate, a quick dress change and a trip to the park. Now its nap time. I hope everyone had a great Easter as you can see we did.
Happy Easter

The Easter basket

MMMMM this is good

oh ya this is really good

What, I wash

ooo bubbles

Dress number 2

Learning to color

Swinging at the park

Our little family

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A day at the beach with mommy and daddy

Oh how we love the sun and the beach! It is officially spring break 10 days with my baby girl. Daddy leaves early next week for training. :( We will miss him so much, a lot is going to be happening while he is gone but that is for another post. Jordyn and I have big plans this week. Cant wait to share with everyone. As for today it was off to the pool and the beach. We had fun picking up shells, letting the sand squish between our toes and ride on daddy's shoulders. After a fun filled morning it was time for a two hour nap. The day came to an end with daddy reading Jordyn a story. Here are some of the pictures of the day. More to come oh how I love being a stay at home mom. Even if it is for just a week.

Spring Break