Monday, August 23, 2010

Gift of Today

Since Friday, I’ve been reeling from the news of the latest Matthew surprise (possible craniosynostosis ) .  This isn’t the first surprise uniqueness we’ve uncovered… the intestinal malrotation was quite a shock.    So why has this latest news hit me so hard when it doesn’t seem too dire? I think it is because this is the first uniqueness that has seemingly developed since birth. All the others were there when Matthew was born, whether we knew about it or not.  It makes me nervous for what is yet to come.  But when that worry creeps up, I’m reminded of the quote “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”  Today is the only day we’ve been promised and we will celebrate the gift of today! 
And today Matthew has given us a big reason to celebrate.  This morning, Matthew rolled over for the first time!!  Both Darren and I were here to see it, and for the hour after, Matthew practiced his new trick.  Hooray!  
Matthew mid-turn
In addition to this great news, we had our post-surgical follow up with Matthew’s talented surgeon.  Matthew has fully healed from his intestinal surgery.  Yippee!

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