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.


Jenna said...

HI Luna and Family
My name is Jenna and i came across your site. Luna is a beautiful name. She is a beautiful, courageous, strong, determined, special, and precious fighter. She is a Brave Warrior, Smilen Champ, Inspirational Hero, Super Trooper and a Tough Cookie.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease. I love it when people sign my guestbook.

Annie B. said...

I also just came across your site and am SO ENCOURAGED to see happy, smiling pictures of your little Luna. Our baby Gracie just had the Glenn and will have the Fontan when she's 3, so it's a blessing to see posts on your blog that are so positive and hopeful about life post-Fontan.

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations on reaching another milestone. It has been 4 years for us, though I know another surgery is coming up within the next year or so. I count my blessing for each day that is given to us. She is very adorable.