Beautiful smiles that light up MY world

brent1Brently Matthew

What I love most is that he smiles through it all.  The good, the bad, 2014-07-30 13.57.50& the ugly. He has attitude and loves to sing and play his instruments.  He loves Nascar and Alabama football.  He loves to sling his food at me when we are

learning/trying to eat by mouth instead of feeding through his feeding tube. He loves Jesus. He definitely knows who HE is. He shakes his head “no” (most of the time…haha) and “yes” to all my silly questions and when I ask him to do his work.  Yes, I think my child is amazing! He has an attitude of a 15 year old boy. Something I just recently notice that I never caught on before is…. He has come up with his own game to play.  I hope to get this on video soon so you can see what I am talking about but it brought tears to my eyes when I realized that he came up with something all on his own just like other typical children do when they are playing.   I am amazed at what I learn from him daily. I am one blessed Momma!

 

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Brandon O’Neal

My first born child.  My life changed the day Brandon made me a Momma. His entire life has been surrounded by Angel’s.  Most of the time I would pray to God that He please give him another breath and to make him strong.  He loved listening to music.   “Jesus loves Me” was his favorite of all time.  He loved for me to sing “Jesus, there’s just something about that name” and “We fall down”. My favorite of watching him was enjoying when he would raise his little brittle arm in the air and wave his 3 fingers to Heaven worshiping his Savior.  With tears in my eyes, I knelt before the Lord and asked for forgiveness.  My son is showing me what Love is.  He is worshiping God in the midst of his pain and suffering.  Music was a huge part of Brandon’s life.  It seemed to help him through some of his toughest times.  It helps me as well.  Brandon’s favorite thing to do was to pull your hair until you no longer had any… haha. He loved playing with his favorite toy “Mr. Bug”  I never could come up with a name so that’s what it ended up being.  Mr. Bug went everywhere with him.  He slung him around and hugged him so much.  They were inseparable.  He was my pride and joy.  My Hero that taught me what being a mom was all about.

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This boy is smiling and playing and dancing in Heaven today.  No suffering, no pain.  He is completely healed of his crippled body that he had here on this earth. All praise to God for allowing me to be his Mommy for a short period of time.  Truly a blessing!

 

About Tonya Aycock

Hi, my name is Tonya. I am a wife and mom of two children (Brandon & Brently). I am a born again Christian. My passion is raising awareness for my boys and making sure they have the very best that I can give them. I love singing. I was in a Southern Gospel Group for about three years, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think most of all, besides the singing, I enjoyed meeting people and sharing my testimony of how God has brought me through. I love playing guitar and hearing my sweet husband play music and sing to our boys. I enjoy making crafts and designing floral arrangements. I love camping. I am always up for a new adventure! I enjoy working in my yard and anything outdoors. I love my home. I like taking pictures of God’s beautiful creation. The hummingbirds, Canadian geese, turtles, and deer are beautiful! I never dreamed that I would enjoy the country as much as I do. I have always been a city kind of girl, so let’s just say I am adjusting to the country's life well. Haha! Another exciting thing about my husband and myself is that we have always wanted to open a restaurant. Maybe one day… who knows…. I created this blog to share the in’s and out’s of daily living of being a mom of children with special needs, how life can change in an instant, losing a child, finding real friendships that live the same kind of life that I do that truly understand, and much more. I love to talk about my faith as I learn how to cope through life (good and bad) together. I want to always put complete control in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because without Him, I am nothing. My prayer is that I can somehow help someone by sharing my story. It is most definitely easier said than done, and I fail daily, but striving to make things work in a world that doesn’t understand is just one of the reasons I am here, writing and sharing my story and trying to be the best me as I can and being the best mother that my children will love and respect and see me survive and thrive as I watch them surviving two thriving in life. But, most of all that they see Jesus in me. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 God has a plan for my life and my family as well and for who is reading this right now. I can only hope and pray that I am doing what He has called me to do…… Being a wife, mom, advocate of special needs, a friend, encourager, but most of all… a servant of His. This has been and continues to be a unique life raising my SuPeR HeRo children dancing in the rain of the beautiful, messy life!
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