On Saturday, our Amazing Little Hearts Support group had their annual Christmas party and that was a lot of fun too! We met some new parents and Liam got to see Santa for the FIRST time! Yes, and it will be the only time this season unfortunately, so I'm glad Santa was there!
|Liam was fine at first....not so much after a few minutes!|
|Liam with Dr. Mendeloff (Dr. M), our surgeon|
Liam continues to do well...healthy and happy on the outside. Some people have been asking us about his helmet recently. He grew out of his helmet, so they approved us for a second one. The cranial people still think his head could be a little more round in certain spots, so they felt like continuing treatment would be the best option. We had measurements taken last week and he will get his new helmet on the 22nd, just in time for Christmas!
I am doing my best to stay positive, (and busy!). It is very different with this surgery approaching. I feel very numb in a sense to everything. Like I'm getting hardened by all of this, and I'm not sure I like that. Everyday I realize new things about myself and how I cope with stress and difficult times and I wonder how it's changing me...some days I see clearly how it has already changed me, but sometimes I worry about it. I think it's really this time of year on top of it all. I don't want to have a "one year ago today" story during the holidays....But I am trying to see the blessings of having it this time of year also, which there are many. We are blessed to have it sooner, rather than later, to have family here from out of town to support us, to be able to enjoy Christmas at home with our family before, and to be that much more thankful to God for giving us the greatest gift ever known to man...Jesus.
Lord, guide my heart tonight into your peaceful presence, Your Christmas spirit. Be enough for me and fill me with expectant joy of the promises you have given. We thank you for being our one and only Living Father who gave away your only Son for our salvation, because of your true and endless love for us. Bless all of those who pray for us and support us on our journey. Amen.