Today we celebrate and remember how much our lives changed 1 year ago. 1 year ago today, Elizabeth received her gift of life, a double lung transplant. Some days, it feels much longer than 1 year ago, and others its like it happened yesterday. Its one of those things that you will always remember the details of the whole day. From the time we got the call, to the time we saw her after transplant for the first time. We spent the first year and half of her life watching her fight to breath and stay alive, to now watching her meet milestones and do "normal"stuff. There's really now way to explain how grateful we are.
Below are pictures from Elizabeth's 1 Year Celebration we had last week. We released over 60 butterflies in honor of her donor. We had an amazing turnout of family and friends, who have been with us every step of the way on this journey. We are SO thankful for the love and support we have!!
We also realize that there is another family out there today, remembering a year ago much more differently than we are. Today I am sure is a very hard day for our Donor Family. We want to remember them and the their loss. Because they chose organ donation, we are able to celebrate Elizabeth's life today. We will be always be thankful to them, and hope to be able to share her story with them one day. We want them to know how much they mean to us, and how special their child is. Their child will forever be a hero to us!
Thank You for continuing to follow Elizabeth's journey, celebrating the good times and supporting us in the bad. We are thankful for YOU! Encouragement, love and support will continue to be important as we set out on year 2 with Angel Lungs!!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
I haven't updated in a while, Life with Elizabeth is BUSY!! She is now sitting up and scooting ALL over the place. We had to get a gate to put at the top of our stairs because she is so mobile now! Its amazing to see her moving and playing all over the place. She still doesn't have much of an interest in standing/walking on her own. But she loves to move, so we are hopeful she will get there ~ but with everything, it will be in Elizabeth time! She has also started eating (a little) she cautiously eats Gerber Puffs in small amounts. It really is amazing to see her doing things that a year ago, we worried she would never have the chance to do.