This is me and my family. My husband and I met in college in 1995. We were friends and started dating by
1996. We moved into an apartment and got a little kitty Mowgli in 1997. Our anniversary is 9-12-98.
We were married at the renaissance festival. It was great! We started on our family right away and Gavin was born
7-11-99. He has been an unfaltering spark of light and energy in our lives and I feel like he has been a part of my
life forever. I had wanted our kids spaced closer together, but it didn't work out that way. I was finally pregnant
again in June of 2002 and due 2-26-03. Sadly, Anily was born and passed on 2-23. Our grief in losing our baby
girl, and in telling our son that he lost his sister is ongoing. Each birthday or special event that takes place highlights
her missing spirit. However our grief is mixed with a kind of joy in having known her at all and in knowing that she
is forever a part of our lives. We can remember her with love as well as a bit of heartache.
Not willing to give up, we started trying to concieve again very quickly. Not to replace Anily at all, but to add
to our family as we have always wanted. It took some time, but we did concieve again in October 2003 and Jessica was
born a bit early 6-2-04. She is a delightful addition and we are blessed to have her in our lives.
Moving along, we found out we were expecting again in 2005. Little Ash was born into our family 5-22-06.
His name means 'happy' and 'cheerfull' and boy can this boy laugh! He is a real sweety and I both want him to stay a baby
and can't wait to watch him grow at the same time.
Now what? I am certain there is to be more. More joys, more sadness, more love. I guess we'll just
have to see where life takes us.