Nov 8, 2009

One Year Ago

When I opened this folder to get some pictures for this post I couldn't help but cry. I don't look back at these pictures very often, but the feelings are as fresh as ever.

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We were waiting

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Our heart's hurt

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Our baby was sick

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We lived a hospital

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We had many angels

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We were hopeful


Erin said...

I knew Mia's day was coming... but I couldn't remember the exact date. WOW! It's hard to remember her so sick and seeing those pictures brought tears to my eyes too. She is such a happy, smiley, healthy and beautiful baby that it's hard to remember when she was so sick and your days were filled with waiting.... I'm so happy she has done SO well! I love that little Mia girl and am so grateful for HER little angel heart! Yeah for ALL of you on surviving this first year! And God Bless her donor family and their little angel boy!

Wyndi said...

congrats on such an am amazing visctory for Mai!!! and your entire family!! she is amazing I hope you have/had a little cupcake party to celebrate her special day!

Steven and Whitney said...

I am commenting at the top of your page so you can get it. I have been out of commission for a while (with my baby boy) but must say CONGRATULATIONS on your baby boy soon to come!! I had no idea how rewarding it is to be a momma and I keep telling Steven we need to get going on the next baby so I can 20 more! I am so excited for you.

Brimaca said...

Mia changed me. Her sweet spirit, her journey, her beauty. I love her and I love you! You are so strong. I always thought you were great but am very impressed with you as a mom. I'm so glad my (and more yours) heart is not aching for her every day anymore. I'm so glad she is doing so well.

Talia said...

All of the emotions from that day came rushing back! I can't believe it's been a year. I am so thankful that we met 16 months ago!

Rachel Hudgins said...

Wow! What a difference a year can make! I like this side of the fence...where we can look back and that trial is now a memory...then we can look forward and imagine all the wonderful things Mia will accomplish in her life...and we can look down at your side and see beautiful Mia crawling and laughing.

Katie said...

Those pictures brought chills and tears...I do remember those days leading up to Mia getting her heart and the morning I checked yoru blog to find that she was getting a heart! Cried then too....but such HAPPY tears of joy! What a year you've had what a blessing that sweet, supergirl is of yours. Love her.

Kevin and Andrea said...

These made ME cry! I can't imagine being her Mommy and looking back at these.

I remember the first time I got on your blog and started to read about your situation, my heart just SANK. I called my Mom in tears. I have to tell you though, that we prayed for Mia often (as I know a lot of others did too) I was so much more loving (and thankful) towards my children every day because of the stories you were relating to us.

I KNOW Mia has angels watching over her, and that she is supposed to be here. She is such a beautiful little girl, thank you for sharing her story, and the "one year" mark!! Yay for Mia!!

Heather and Tim said...

My own heart has been full of emotion today as I have thought of Mia and her precious little life. She is truly an angel and it is so fun to see her growing into such a beautiful, and happy little girl. And a tooth?! Wahoo! Bring on the beef! You have done an AMAZING job taking care of her, John and Mimi, and holding your whole family together through all of this. And you still find time to reach out and help others. I am grateful to be your sister and one of Mia's devoted Aunties!