Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Taste of Spring

We recently had a taste of spring! For days the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and our spirits were soaring! Joseph and I packed our bags and headed to Raleigh to meet up with our buddies from Richmond, Jack and Beth! Joseph and Jack have known each other since birth. We started a playgroup when they were teeny tiny babies. One of our cutest memories from those days is when Jack reached over to steal JoJo's pacifier! It just looked so good he couldn't resist! Where has the time gone? They aren't stealing pacifiers anymore....no way. These big boys are playing miniature golf, laser tag, Nintendo DS, and arcade games. That's what this fun weekend had in store.

Joseph is doing great. We have absolutely no complaints. His next biopsy will be on April 10th, just before his 2 year heart anniversary and his 8th birthday! We are hoping to celebrate in a big way! Abby and I travel to Sumter once a month to get Joseph's medicine while he is in school. So, on this particular day, we went on a field trip to Swan Lake afterwards and invited our little friend Emily to go with us. Don't tell Emily she's little though. She tells us all the time that she's a big girl! She was so proud of her bag of bread to feed the ducks, geese, and swans. We fed our feathery friends and walked around soaking in the springlike weather. Abby and "Emmy" decided that geese are bossy little birds!
We continue to remember our donor family in our thoughts and prayers each day. Without them, Joseph would not have been able to reunite with his oldest friend in the world. We thank God for his continued protection over Joseph and for the opportunities he sends our way to enjoy the world around us. What a wonderful world it is. Thank you God for granting us these two healthy years. Hug your kids tighter today and thank God for the blessings He has given you.

Thank you for checking in on our little miracle man.

Until next time....Angela, Stephen, Joseph, and Abigail