Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Hector has been gone for almost two weeks, so that is alot of time to bond....I am not saying that I didnt bond with her when she was born, but it just seems like the more I am with her and the more time that we spend together the more I just cant imagine my life without her. I just can't even believe that I am mother, and I take that role with alot of importance. I sit and look at her, and now she is starting to smile at me alot and I think of Heavenly Father humbly giving us this little girl, and trusting us to take care of her and teach her the gospel. I find myself realizing that this time of her being little will not last forever. She will sooner or later grow up and leave us. She will hopefully have a family of her own someday and she will feel the same way that I do. I have to make the best of this time with her. I love her so much. I love her little smiles...the way that when I look at her and talk to her, she acts like it is the best thing in the world. She depends on me for her needs, and I love that. She is my sweet little daughter, and I really couldn't love her more.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Shawnda Nicole Canales was given a name and blessing on August 1, 2010, in the MT. Taylor Ward in Grants, NM. Her daddy gave her a beautiful blessing and she had Her grandpa, my grandpa, Orrin, Tracy, Terry, Clayton, and TJ stand in the line... I also have to mention her beautiful blessing dress. My Granny made it for her...it is something that I will forever treasure. It is all crocheted and it is flawless. She looked like a little antique doll in it. The three of us...
We just recently had a family reunion in Bluewater . When my aunts where here in Delaware last fall we planned this reunion, and then when my Grandma died they decided to go ahead and have the reunion. I was so happy that we got to go...I loved seeing everybody and it was extra special because everyone got to meet Shawnda. I have to admit that it was hard at the same time because there was a definite void without my Gram there...my Grandpa told me three or four times how much my Grandma would have loved SHawnda. I know she would have..I miss her alot, but I am so glad that we had the reunion that is what she would have wanted. My dad and Shawnda...
My Granny with us
Orrin, my Dad, Seth, and Hector