"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Six Years

Can you believe it? Our dear boy has reached yet another milestone! He turned six years old today. I thought it was funny that when I posted about it on facebook, his very first nurse who cared for him in the NICU at Mercy (St. John's at the time) commented on how she couldn't believe it had been six years already. Honestly, most days I feel like it has been at least twenty. No matter how hard I try I can't imagine what life was like before he was in it. Here he was just moments after birth, two days before our world as we knew it came crashing down and we were forced to grown in faith in a way we didn't even know we needed. We spent this birthday weekend doing what he loves... bowling and Angry Birds! Friday night we got a hotel room and invited his cousin Liam to spend the night and swim all evening. The boys had a blast being boys. Then on Saturday, we went bowling with cousins and invited family back to the house for cake and ice cream. Our silly boy didn't even touch his cake. He probably would have rather had fire hot cheetos or something along those lines. Greg made him this awesome Angry Birds Star Wars birthday shirt Playing with his new Angry Bird rocket launcher Playing pin the tail on the Angry Bird He said it was his best birthday ever... I think I believe him! 1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.


Anonymous said...

How wonderful he looks! This is a wonderful milestone. I love your comments, Erin, about how God often asks of us something we can't even imagine. You have responded so deeply to His gift of grace and love---and you have your beautiful Connie, along with Celeste, MK , Karsten and coming little one. God is with you. Love, Sr J

Nikki said...

Hello! I found your blog while browsing through a list of CHD blogs and I’m so glad I did! First, I’m happy to see Conway is doing so well. My son was born with TGA, ASD and VSD. He had two balloon caths done right after birth and his first open heart surgery when he was just a week old. His surgery was done at Mott as well. He is five months now and doing well. Still on the small side, but we’ll take it if that’s the only thing we have to worry about! Anyway, just wanted to say hello!