Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Joshua's first year (life after the Glenn)...

Life after the Glenn has been amazing! Joshua has taken off! He's grown a lot, learned a lot & has lived a very normal life. Two weeks after being released from the hospital he no longer needed the feeding tube that had sustained his life up to this point. It was a miracle! While hospitalized he also had difficulty keeping any feedings down. Yet on the drive home from the hospital he held his food down for the first time in months, & never spit-up again since. Another miracle!

We can hardly believe that our baby's first year has come & gone! Reflecting on the year I feel so many emotions; happiness, love, relief & gratitude to name a few. But my strongest emotion is love. I love that boy so much. Everything about him amazes me. He certainly hasn't had an easy year, but you would never know it. He is as happy as can be, he is sweet, he is silly, he teases his sisters, he looks up to his daddy, he is everything a little boy should be.

It has been a year of trials, worries, fears, but most importantly smiles, laughs, and growth. We don't know what Heavenly Father has in store for Joshua. But we know he was sent to us for a purpose. It feels like it was just yesterday that I got to hold him for the first time & feel his soft little head on my cheek. The memories are all still so fresh in my mind. I have truly cherished every second that I have had with him, which I probably wouldn't have if not for his special heart. It has been by far the most challenging year of our lives, but also the most rewarding. We feel so blessed to have Joshua as our son!

1 comment:

Jackson Family said...

What an emotional and heart felt story. I am friends with the Standfest girls and I happened to stumble across your blog on Joshua. It made me cry and was very inspirational--reminding me that God creates great miracles. I pray for Joshua's continual progress in life. Truly touching story. God bless you and your family.