Friday, June 3, 2011

6.3.11 - Surgiversary #2

Every time a surgiversary creeps up on me, I notice that I get a little "off" the week and days preceding.  I get a little more weepy, a little more tender-hearted and a LOT more reflective.  That is exactly what has been going on this past week.  There are so many things I want to express, and I just can't find words that truly entail everything I'm feeling.  Blessed, grateful, moved, awed, humbled, honored....just to name a few, but no one word does justice.  So many have walked a similar path and have struggles we have not faced.  Yet, there are still paths we have not yet walked.  It is comforting to know I am celebrating a surgiversary, but also humbling to realize that yes, we have something even called that.  Our journey is real, it is everyday and it will always be a part of us.  Define us, no, but shape us, most definitely.

Repair surgery - June 3, 2010
Last year, we spent the night in the hospital after the heart cath the day before surgery.  Surgery day was rough and the waiting was LONG.  In stark contrast to last year, yesterday Liam and I spent the day shopping with Mimi, eating lunch with daddy, playing with the water table outside and rolling trains and trucks around til we giggled ourselves tired.  Today, we have a play date this morning and possible water park excursion in the afternoon.  Amazing.  To say "What a difference a year makes" would be an understatement.  The Lord's work is always perfect, always beautiful and always right on time.  I believe our journey is proof of just that.


  1. Liam is so cute! It's amazing how far our boys have come after all they have been through. It is so nice to feel some sense of "normal" this summer. I am sure Liam is having a ball! Enjoy!

  2. Liam looks so great!! I am exactly the same way but I mostly get emotional around the anniversary of his diagnosis and first surgery. Both were a very traumatic time period for us and those wounds still run pretty deep. Part of me believes I get this way so I don't forget where we've been and stop to appreciate where we are now.