Monday, March 26, 2007

life changes

We found out last weekish that Tommy is the father of the baby that was put up for adoption. Had I blogged about that? I don't remember. Anyway, we get pictures and notes now. He's beautiful. Tommy is taking the whole thing much better than I am.

He is taking it so well that he moved out tonight. That's right, my first chick has flown the coup. We piled his worldly belongings into the truck and moved him to an apartment with some friends this evening. My god the filth a teenage boy leaves behind!

But his room is (for now) a toy/game/play room... it echoes. Strange.

I'm happy for him, almost 18, finding himself, getting his independence, starting his life as an adult... I'm not as heart broken as I thought I'd be. I will say that the timing is kind of shitty, you know, from a completely selfish standpoint. Of course, I kept that thought to myself, wished him well... and agreed to buy his groceries for the next week.

So much for independence and self reliand\ce huh? LOL.

And so it starts. Empty nest syndrome. Just 4 more kids and 14 years to go.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Heart Walk 2007

It's time for Heart Walk 2007!

In less than a month, we will be commemorating the one year anniversary of Nova's death, and so it's time to kick off our efforts for this year's Walk.

Once again, we're working with the American Heart Association to raise funds and Awareness in the battle against Congenital Heart Defects. If you're receiving this email from me, most likely, you know our story, and how we've lost 2 of our children in 5 years to the effects of Congenital Heart Defects.

Nearly 40,000 babies have been born with CHD since you last heard from me about last year's Heart Walk, and nearly 4000 have died as a result. We want to honor Alexis' and Nova's memories by doing our part in helping future parents avoid experiencing the devastating loss of a child.

Please help us battle the #1 birth defect, and the leading cause of defect-related infant death by making a donation of $25, $50 or more.

Thank you so much for your support!

Erin and Scott
(in loving memory of Alexis and Nova LeClair)

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