Friday, February 11, 2011
3 year Glenniversary - CHD week
Three years ago today, Joshua had his 2nd open heart surgery. He was 5 months old. He had a rough recovery, but as soon as he was 'out of the woods' he thrived & never looked back! I am amazed daily by how normal a life he leads. People are always surprised to learn about his heart defect (if they ever learn of it at all). In fact, think many people don't realize the severity of his defect because he's doing so well!
We are incredibly blessed to have Joshua in our lives. He has changed our lives for the better. We have learned so many life lessons that we otherwise may not have.
We found out of his heart defect during pregnancy. We had many worries about his quality of life. We wondered if the majority of his life would be spent in pain, dealing with sickness, hospital stays, medications, learning delays, feeding issues, etc. While we've experienced all of the above in small doses, in general Josh has exceeded our expectations. Sure we've had hard times, but overall his life has been a really rewarding journey.
We would do it all over again in a second. It isn't always easy, but it has always been worth it!
On a side note - surgery is 3 weeks from today. I'll start requesting prayers now! :)
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