Monday, June 4, 2012

6.4.12 - The Best Surgiversary

2 years ago our life looked like this...

6.3.10 - Repair Surgery - Open Heart Surgery #2
Yesterday, our life looked very different.  Because celebrating surgiversaries is a whole lot of fun, especially when it's with people who also celebrate them.  This journey has led me to meet people we would have never met; the CHD world has sparked many new friendships for me, and for that I am so thankful.  Yesterday we got a chance to meet a special family that has been near and dear to my heart since the early part of our CHD journey.  We got to meet heart hero Maxson and his family.  His mom Michele and I have been friends via emails and texts for about 2 years now, and we finally had a chance to meet up and let our little heart heroes meet each other for the first time.  Maxson was born two weeks after Liam, and has the same heart defect, ToF with Pulmonary Atresia.

Maxson and Liam (and the giraffe in the background!)

Playing on the rocks...such boys!

Running up and down...

Snack time!

Liam, Ella (Maxson's sister) and Maxson

Michele and I got to talk about things and share what was on our hearts and know that we understood.  Even though our journey's have been different, I know I found comfort in knowing we were traveling this together.  Our momma hearts were formed for this friendship!

Mommas and our boys

Me and Michele
We had a blast at the St. Louis Zoo where we met up.  The kids had a great time, mainly just running around everywhere.  Maxson was just as adorable as ever, even cuter in person if you can imagine!  Ella was such a cutie too!  It was a great day and I am so thankful for the sweet time we had together!  I know this will be one surgiversary I will never forget!

Too cute for words...precious heart buds!!
Our trip to Missouri has been the best time so far!  Can't wait to share the rest of our trip soon!!


  1. How fun and what a wonderful way to celebrate Liam's meeting up with another special heart family. So happy you guys are having a great time!

  2. Hey Tara & Liam! I am smiling as I read this post. Thank you so much for meeting with us. Liam is a doll and I so enjoyed meeting you in person as well. As I said before, I wish we had more time to talk as you know what is in my heart as well. My post is coming soon. Love you guys. Have a safe trip home!