S: CARTER AIDAN DOLAN
FC: CARTER AIDAN DOLAN | """OUR LITTLE MIRACLE
1: "How Preemie Moms are Chosen" by Erma Bombeck Did you ever wonder how the mothers of premature babies are chosen? Somehow, I visualize God hovering over Earth, selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his Angels to take notes in a giant ledger. God then passes a name to the Angel and smiles. "Give her a preemie." The Angel is curios. "Why this one God? She is so happy." "Exactly" smiles God. "Could I give a premature baby to a mother who knows no laughter? That would be cruel." "But does she have the patience?" asked the Angel. "I do not want her to have too much patience, or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wear off, she will handle it. I watched her today. She has that sense of self and independence so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see , the child that I am going to give her has a world of it's own. She has to make it live in her world, and that is not going to be easy." "But Lord, I do not think she even believes in you." God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just the right amount of selfishness." The Angel grasps, "Selfishness, is that a virtue?" God nods. "If she cannot separate herself from the child occasionally, she will never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless a child less than perfect. She does not know it yet, but she is to be envied. She will never take for granted a spoken word. She will never consider any step ordinary. When her child says momma for the first time, she will be witness to a miracle and know it. I will permit her to see things clearly the things that I see-ignorance, cruelty, prejudice- and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side at every minute at every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side." "But what about her Patron Saint?" asked the Angel, his pen poised in the air. God smiles, "A mirror will suffice."
2: "OUR LITTLE FIGHTER" ....small enough to hold in your arms but big enough to fill your life with.... | My First Mother's Day
3: MIRACLES HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THEM!!
6: August 18, 2010 you were discharged out of the NICU at Strong Hospital after being there for 104 days! Life is good because our angel is home!! | Daddy came home from China on August 30, 2010 and saw you for the first time in our home!
8: My Daddy
10: My Mommy
12: My Great Grandparents "You are my Sunshine My only Sunshine You make me Happy When Stars are grey You Never know dear How much I LOVE YOU Please don't take my Sunshine Away"
14: My Papa & My Nana
16: My Nana & My Papa
18: My Papa
20: My Aunts & Cousin Addie
22: My Uncles
24: My Papa John
25: Papa John, You have held me and loved me for as long as I have lived, As soon as I came into this world so early, you and the rest of my family created the strength I needed to fight all odds. Papa your ending is very similar to my beginning, both way to short, but my premature birth and your premature death does not define us. The people you have touched like my mom and countless others, are things that will last forever. I am so thankful you were able to be there for Mom and Dad and you had such a profound effect on molding my parents. I know you will be watching over me! Love, Carter Aidan Dolan
26: Christmas 2010
32: May 7, 2011 Carter's 1st Birthday!!
35: Carter's Big 1st Birthday Bash May 21, 2011