Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tiny Hero

Memorial Day weekend. Next to the 4th of July, it is my favorite time of the year. The unofficial kick-off of summer; it's marked by parades, barbecues, and maiden trips to the beach.

This Memorial Day also marks the one year anniversary of when Luna had her Fontan surgery. As I watched parades and read tweets honoring those who served our country, I thought to myself how fitting it is that Luna's own battle is remembered during the same weekend.

Last year at this time our family was cooped-up at Children's Hospital Boston. The four of us squeezed into Luna's ICU room and smiled, laughed, cried, cheered, and cajoled her through her recovery from her third and last open heart surgery.

Happy Memorial Day Luna. Thank you for making us all so proud!

Here is last year at this time...

Luna, post surgery.

And here is this past weekend...one year later.

Ballet recital; Luna is the third from the left. Her sister Sienna is on the far right.

Memorial Day BBQ 2011.