Thursday, September 10, 2009

Balloon Gazing

Last weekend Wayne and I took the babies to see some hot air balloons. It was neat to watch dozens of balloons inflate and lift into the air. They made a striking sight like so many sparkling jewels suspended in the sky. Beautiful bold colors in many different designs. Ella especially loved the barn balloon complete with a cow and pig. William gave no indication that he could see them. I had to remind myself that he does enjoy new experiences just not in the same ways I do. He seemed entertained listening to all the new sounds and voices around him. I stopped to listen and think, "what does William hear?". All the sounds that I may not have paid much attention to because I was relying so much on my vision. That is William's world. Yet I still mourned that he could not see such a beautiful sight.


  1. Erin I too mourn for all that William will not be able to do ! But I do believe with all my heart that God placed him in your care because he knew that you would be the best Mom for William!!! And this Mom couln't be any prouder of her daughter!! I love o read youe blog entries you are such a good write. I love you!!!

  2. Erin,
    We've never met but i am Matt's mom. Matthew shared your blog with me and I would just like to tell you that I admire you and what you are doing. I have heard so much about you and the babies from Matthew and Julie. I always ask for their updates. I believe that babies with special needs find their way to parents that are special and can give these children the extra love and care that they need. I have a close friend who has a child with downs syndrome and she is the light of their lives. It looks like you are doing a wonderful job and your children are beautiful. Hopefully we will meet sometime soon. Michele Yancey