The baby shower today for Rachael, Jimmie and Justin was "hands down" the BEST shower I have ever been to. (-: I am a little biased, but seriously. It was such a celebration. It was emotional, but they were tears of joy and amazement. It was so touching to see everyone (family and friends) who came that has been praying for Jimmie.
We brought that puppy that we've been taking Jimmie's picture with. Everyone was SHOCKED at how tiny it was. It is impossible to get perspective in a picture. No matter what you do your brain and eye compensate and you just don't get the reality.
Karen (Justin's aunt) spoke very sweetly and movingly about the 3 months that Justin and Rachael lived with her and Kevin (husband) while Jimmie was in the NICU.
I showed the new montage I made. Rachael has led the way with such a positive attitude about Jimmie and what they've gone through. It would be easy to feel sorry for yourself and your child in that situation, but Rachael has put forth a valiant effort to not be that way. Her attitude has been one of thankfulness and hope for Jimmie. I cannot possibly overstate how exceptional and miraculous Jimmie's journey was in the NICU. That is what inspired this montage. We could focus on the hard stuff and how traumatic this whole thing has been, but we choose instead to follow Rachael's lead and rejoice and give thanks for the amazing miracle that is Jimmie.
So here is Jimmie's Wonderful World!