It is rare these days, that I have a moment to blog. We are one busy family! Life has slowly been moving more towards “normal”, which we could not be more thankful for - but it leaves little time for reflection. A lot has happened since Christmas (the last time I blogged).
On January 25th Liam celebrated his second birthday. He has been talking so much and is growing so fast. He is Lucas’ best friend and they play so well together. Given that Lucas still has limitations regarding playing with school aged children and children in daycare, Lucas is really lucky to have a little brother! He is such a joy and I can’t get enough of his little face and toothy grin!
On March 14, 2013 Lucas celebrated his 1 year post-transplant anniversary. March 14th is Pi Day, so we celebrated with some pie. This will be our family tradition for many years to come.
Luis and I celebrated 10 years of marriage 1 day later. WOW, that went fast and it is amazing to reflect on how much “life” has happened in that time. 10 years later he is still my best friend and greatest love, and that makes me feel lucky!
Easter this year brought lots of hugs and tears. I was feeling frustrated that the boys were not participating in a big egg hunt or sitting on the Easter Bunnies lap, and then I began looking at pictures of last Easter - and was quickly reminded of how lucky we are. As a matter of a fact, I think this Easter was the best of my life. Both boys, baskets, eggs, Lisa and Dave, and a simple brunch in our home. It was great. There will be many egg hunts and Easter bunnies in our future, and I can’t wait!
Today Lucas and I are at Nemours and Lucas is getting IVIG, something he is still requiring. We are getting ready to travel back to Durham for Lucas’ 1 year post transplant evaluation and are hoping for good news. Lucas is still having skin trouble, so that will be evaluated. This visit should bring more clarity on where we are in this process and how much longer until we can think about Lucas getting to join a school setting, engage in a group activity, or go places in public - mask-less or with a mask? No matter the news, he is doing well and he is in our arms. <3