Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It Is Booked

In October of 2010, I was out of my mind scared that Matthew wouldn't make it through his craniosynstosis surgery that was scheduled December 2010.  I frantically needed family pictures of the 5 of us before that surgery.  Our dear friend (Kirsten) surprised us with the sweetest photographer (Brooke), who captured our family a few weeks before the surgery. 

I came home from that session and instead of being relieved, I freaked out.  I explained to Matthew (who was almost 8 months old at the time) that just because I got the pictures of the 5 us, in no way did that mean that he could leave us.  He had to not only survive the surgery, but he needed to thrive afterwards.  So I promised if he did thrive, and in time learned to walk, we'd take him to Disney World.  Not that he understood any of this, but I needed something far down the road to concentrate on--a promise to hang out there.   

And now, almost a year and a half later, Matthew is thriving... and walking!  He has lived up to his end of the bargain.  So, we have booked the trip to Disney World!  It is quite a ways out due to schedules, so maybe Matthew will be running by then!  I think back to that day and am amazed by how far Matthew has come. I'm thrilled and can't wait to celebrate at Disney World!!

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