Aunt Peggy's Page

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March 22, 2008

Aunt Peggy came to visit Casey and Colin for Easter 2008.  She brought her dolls.  Casey only tolerates the dolls, so Aunt Peggy brought him the BAD DOLLS.  He got the black bunny and the bad baby doll, and I think he enjoys their antics.  Colin gets the pretty soft fluffy nice dolls.  He enjoys things that are nice.  We watched The Easter Bunny is Coming To Town and Here Comes Peter Cottontail together.



March 27, 2007

From Aunt Peggy's Blog:

My nephew Colin visited me today. He is 5, and can't move because he has a disease called SMA. I don't know exactly why, but his muscles never developed. He can't sit up or walk. He has a machine to help him breathe and he has to eat through a tube and he can't swallow and his saliva has to be suctioned. He is indescribably adorable. He reminds me of my brother and when I look at him I remember how kind my brother was to me when I was a very little girl. Colin cannot talk very well. He tries very hard and makes a lot of sounds that if you listened to enough would understand are all words. He is very smart and he can make animal sounds with his sweet little sing-song voice. He's very particular about what he likes and doesn't like.

I love him sooooo much and today I felt so sad about all the things that I can't do with him and his older brother, Casey, who also has SMA. I am missing the times we could have had, the sleepovers and fun crafts we would do together, go-cart riding and kite flying, and fishing and camping and all the "real Aunt stuff" I would be able to do now that I have the inclination.

I don't talk about this much, this regret, because Colin and Casey's lives are so full, and there is no point in being sad about a life that they can't have. I appreciate the life they do have and know I should focus on what time I can spend with them. But days like today, when I was walking around with him in the store and watching him look at all the things on the shelves, I wondered what he was thinking. Did he want to pick up a toy and say "Can I have this Aunt Peggy?"

It broke my heart.



July 4, 2007

Another visit from Aunt Peggy and HER DOLLS!  

Casey usually does not like to have his picture taken.  The light hurts his eyes.  I took this picture without him knowing, so that is why his eyes are open!  Colin looks so much like my brother here!


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October 20, 2006

Aunt Peggy spent her birthday with us this year.  Here they are getting ready to make a wish and blow out the candles!



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June 2005:  (L-R) Tyler, Peggy & RJ

Aunt Peggy is Casey and Colin's Aunt.  She is their Daddy's youngest sister.  She lives in Wilder, Vermont with Uncle Steve, Cousin R.J. and Cousin Tyler.  




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