Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A year ago today

Once again I have gotten behind on my blog. I had really hoped to have a post of Cain's first birthday up by now. I think I'm still worn out from planning the party and from our 8 hour drive to and from Louisiana. Hopefully I will have his birthday post up very soon.

In the meantime, I had to share a picture of one of the happiest days of my life. A year ago today (5 days after Cain's birth) was the first time we were able to hold Cain. It was a moment I will never forget. I remember I was crying SO HARD that I started laughing because there I was finally able to hold Cain for the first time and I couldn't even see him through my tears.

Tomorrow will be the one year anniversary of Cain's first open heart surgery (the Norwood operation). It is still so hard for me to comprehend that a 6 day old baby can go through such a major open heart surgery. All of the heart babies are true miracles! I am forever grateful for the surgeon and the rest of the staff who performed many miracles on Cain.
First family photo a year ago today!!!
What a wonderful year it has been!!


Rachel and Bryan said...

Cain is such an amazing little man! To have been through so much, and still seem to be such a happy, smiling guy is a blessing. Hope he had a great birthday!

Debra Lawrence said...

Catherine, We have never met but I feel like I do know you through your blog. I was "introduced" to you by our former Carrier salesman, Dexter Chambers, about a year ago. He knew our grandson was born with a special heart and thought I would be interested in your blog. He was right. I have kept up with your family and prayed with you through all your ups and downs. You have met my daughter Susan Waggoner. What a small world! We wish Cain a happy birthday and many, many, more.
Debra Lawrence
Chapel Hill, TN