Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How we measure a year....

In blue eyes...

and drooling contests

in special moments when Grandma and Kaitlyn get to see each other for the first time since they have both become survivors!

in victory scars

in friends
(Lily and Katie last December)
and the girls again at this years Buddy Walk

in smiles

in special moments with Great Grandma

in more smiles
(oh I love this beautiful girl)

and holiday's

and vacations


and kitty cats

in birthday's

and rubber ducks

and butterfly princesses

and most of all successful heart surgeries, and a healthy, spunky little 15 month old who continues to amaze me with her determination and unconditional love!
The last year has been amazing. One year ago today little Kaitlyn at only 14 weeks old underwent open heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect (Complete AVSD). It was the hardest day of our lives. I am so thankful for the steady hands of her surgeon and all the amazing people that were put in our path during our stay down there.
God is good!
As I reflect back my emotions surprise me. I think I have shed more tears in the last two weeks then I did last year. I watch the video and can not believe that was our life...
Kaitlyn is my heart, my hero!
If you can't see the video click here.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful little girl! I love the photos because you can see the joy in her face and the love in her eyes.