Friday, February 5, 2010

Five Things Friday

I've decided I love the idea of "Five Things Friday" stolen from a blog I follow. So, here goes.

1. Travis had his first professional photography shoot this week. He did so well. Here is one of the pictures!
2. Sadly, we have put our house on the market. We found out that Riverside County EMT will not cross county line to take a patient to Children's. Instead, they would take Travis to Rancho Springs which is ill-prepared to handle a cardiac case like Travis'. Therefore, we need to move over the border. It wouldn't hurt to get a lower mortgage also.

3. Next week is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week. Join me in helping spread awareness for CHD. 1 in 100 babies is born with a CHD. Travis is one of them! Hug your kids a little tighter this week and pray for those who are fighting this battle.

4. Several weeks ago I decided to try to take a bath in the big tub with Travis. He was unsure at first...but, after he realized he was safe....he LOVED it! Last night we had a bath together and he was so funny. He kicks and kicks and flails his arms around. All along making noise that approximate a laugh, with a big grin on his face. I think he may be a swimmer!

5. We had a reality check last night in the form of a facebook post from one of the other families who were in the hospital at the same time as us. Their son, Riley, has HLHS also. He had his Norwood 1 month before Travis did. Riley has not been well enough to leave the hospital. The post said he actually coded three times last Thursday. Roger read this to me as Travis and I were in the bath. I looked at him gleefully enjoying his bath and I said a quick prayer right then that God would grant us MANY, MANY more baths and loving moments. It is easy to take Travis' health for granted. It is easy to forget everything we have been through. It's easy to look at his beautiful face a forget he has 1/2 a heart. It's easy to forget just what a blessing he is....what a gift God has given us. The facebook post was a reminder to us to not forget what a miracle Travis is and to continue to pray for all of our heart baby friends and families!!!!

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