July 27, 2007

Bath Time




Here are some pictures post bath time. They all pretty much like taking baths. Lukas splashes around like a maniac. Niklas splashes, but with a little more reservation. Gabbie would prefer candles and a glass of wine. She does not appreciate any horsing around.

This week, physical therapy paid us a visit. Normally, they tell us the exercises we need to do to help the babies compensate for this or that. This time, Pam was completely blown away. We no longer have to do anything special for any of them. They are right where they should be. Hearing that is definitely a relief, but hearing this kind of news is not as important to us as it once was. Through all of this, we have realized that God does not always give you what you are expecting. He rarely deals you the perfect situation you have laid out in your head. Things are never what you anticipate, and more often than not you are thrown a major curve ball. What's really weird is that I now see perfection as weird and boring. Of course you don't want anything to be wrong with your child, but everyone has flaws. I now view imperfection as a beautiful thing. I am seeing more and more that people who expect perfection from their children never seem to be happy. If I had a choice, I would never have let my babies go through the NICU experience. Looking back, it was the best thing that ever happened to the 5 of us, it completely changed my perspective. By the way, is Greta a talented photographer, or what? Also, to the folks up north, we are heading up there August 11th.

6 comments:

Sue and John Currie said...

Jason and Greta - What wonderful news for you and the babies. Jason, your insights into what you all have been through are amazing. Greta, your skills as a photographer couldn't be more apparent. We continue to be amazed and thankful for all the progress the babies are making and so grateful for this blog which allows us to share your happiness.

Anonymous said...

The trials we face are our moments of being in the Refiner's Fire. We must be heated and remolded - which is most painful - but the finished product is so much better than what we started with. Tim and I have often said we are thankful for our time in the furnace as it truly brings life into perspective. God is good. What are you showing those babies to get them to open their eyes so big? (Never mind, that may be personal.) Tim and I plan on being up when you come up. YESSSSSSS!!! We can't wait to see these beautiful babies! Lisa D.

Anonymous said...

Jason: Sorry about the confusion but myself and 4 of my friends will be up north the same weekend. It might be a little crowded but we'll make do. Well at least you can drop us off and pick us up from the Pines. Once again, sorry for the mix-up.

Ben

Joe & Leslie said...

We had such a nice visit with the five of you! Thanks for hanging out with us! Beautiful pictures Greta, as always....

Leslie, Joe, Kyla & Brendan

Hanselman Family said...

We have always known Greta is a fantastic photographer. I am just sorry she missed knowing my Dad. Can you imagine the discussions they could have?

With the many comings & goings at our cottage, I have no idea who will be there around the 11th, or even where our family will be in life.

Your first trip to the cottage is another major passage in life one HAS to make! Just remember: Falling in off the dock is another one!

Amy Fawn said...

Oh what pretty babies! I have decided that Lukas looks just like Jason, Gabbie looks just like Greta and Niklas is a 50-50 mixture of you both!