Eight years ago today, our lives were changed forever when our E was born. He is our spirited oldest child whose sensitivity and intuitiveness are always evident. He loves with all his heart and when he is happy, you can't help but be happy along with him; his personality is engaging.
E, we are forever grateful to your birth parents for choosing us to be your Mommy and Daddy. We love you beyond words and can't imagine our lives without you.
Here is our little man on his birthday for the past 8 years.
Today, using Face Time on my I Phone from my hospital room, I was able to sing Happy Birthday to the birthday boy and hopefully by the end of the day, I'll be discharged and can give him a proper birthday hug and kiss.
...and now a brief update of my surgery...
I ended up going in 2 1/2 hours later than expected, so that added more hunger and more thirst...not fun. Surgery was about 2 hours and recovery, another 2 hours. When all was said and done, I finally got up to my room at 9:30pm. Surgery went as expected (no surprises really)...yay for that. I'm recovering well thanks to the unbelievable support of my friends and my family and bff (who has not left my side and even had to help with some of my typically easy daily care tasks...what fun for her).
I will give a more detailed post soon about the entire hospital experience (as I can imagine you must all be sitting at the ends of your seats waiting), but truly today I want to celebrate the most important things, like my boy and the fact that I successfully made it over the first big hurdle of my journey...thanks to the team of people helping me move forward. Today I truly feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude! Thank You
"You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy!"