In the spring time, when the tulips and daffodils emerge, I cannot help but think of my girl. Elaine loved flowers and would (naughtily) pick them. Then she would carry them around like wands, and hit people with them. During her last hospital stay while waiting for a new heart, it was spring. When we could, she was allowed outside for short periods of time to visit her baby sister, who was too young to be allowed in the PICU. Elaine always wanted a flower. So I (naughtily) would let her have one. Then, after the short time outside she would be exhausted and want to go in and watch a movie. Sometimes Santa Clause is coming to Town, or something equally as silly. Today I wanted a picture of Elaine with my flowers in the yard. This is the best I could do since she is gone. It's been a long and hard 10 years without her little hand in mine. I know she would be turning 13 and be all teenagery. But this is how she will always be to me, until I see her again.. Love you, Bugga!
Darin and Melissa have been married since 2000. We have a daughter, Elaine who was born in 2001 with several Congenital Heart Defects. She had 3 open heart surgeries and passed on while waiting for a heart transplant in 2004. She loved Buzz Lightyear and animals. She would be 12. Violet loves art, drawing, singing and creating things. Favorite pass time is reading. Ashton is a typical boy. He loves dragons, swords and building. Currently he thinks he is going to be a professional base ball player. He also love Indiana Jones and the Wii! Myra likes dancing and jumping, playing dress up and playing with her baby dolls. Vaughn is a sweet, easy going little man, obsessed with trains, cars and baseball. He is super coordinated. And he only loves things..."What about mom? I love her?" Mom and Dad are having fun with their family.