John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Thursday, January 28, 2010

One Year Ago TODAY...







Our family welcomed home two miracles...James Daniel Pate and John David Pate. These two guys are so happy and healthy one year later. I will never forget the moment leaving the hospital (after 49 days at Brookwood NICU) and thinking to myself, "Wow, my heart is so overflowing with gratitude and love"...It may sound trite, but I am so thankful for the journey God took us through with their lives, and continues to take us through today. I feel that I am probably living out some of the absolute best days of my life. If you are laughing at that last comment wondering how I could say such with the insurmountable chaos and business that consumes my day, think of the alternative...

I am quick to point out to people when they "bless your heart" for having so many kids or "don't ya know what causes that" because we have such a large family, that GOD alone ordained it to be and I am determined to do my best to for HIM and all the precious lives he has entrusted to us.

So these two little guys are growing and thriving. They are learning so much each day. They are becoming such cute little toddlers and the baby days are passing us by.

The last year has been amazing and we are forever grateful to GOD for his mercifulness and graciousness in our lives.


John David


James Daniel


MY FAVORITE POSE! and no, i am not sure who is who in this picture!

3 comments:

Ronda said...

I remember this day vividly. I was still so taken back that I had been allowed to witness this miracle and now they were coming home sooner than expected. How Great God was and continues to be in the life of these little Pates!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Oh Dana, what a wonderful post! I remember this glorious day well. You are so very blessed with your loving family!! Your boys are precious as well as the rest of your family.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Oh Dana, what a wonderful post! I remember this glorious day well. You are so very blessed with your loving family!! Your boys are precious as well as the rest of your family.