On a detour to doing my taxes today I wandered through the world of blogspot and ended up at an incredibly moving blog. As can happen when you check in on a friends blog, then click on a link, then another and all of a sudden.....wow, we have it really good.
This particular blog was of a family with a one year old. Who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at 11 weeks old. 11 WEEKS OLD. Samson will be 11 weeks old tomorrow. I can't even imagine how I would survive if someone gave us that news. A year later this particular little boy is cancer free.
I just feel the need to express how lucky and thankful we are for all that we have. For all our initial struggles, our boys are so perfect and healthy and normal. Especially Gavin - I can't believe our little 2 pounder will be out on the ball field this weekend. He's not smaller than the other kids, he doesn't need an inhaler for asthma, he's not any different than any other full term baby.
While the economy is falling apart and people are losing their jobs, we are bringing home good paychecks. We live in our dream house and we have everything we need and more. I do believe that it is due to lots of hard work on our part that we have some of this, but I know that not everything is in our control. And for the parts that aren't, I am truly appreciative.