Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year! 2 Years ago today...

Happy New Year! I love New Years...I love the idea of out with the old and in with the new... always excited to see what the new year brings. 

Two years ago today Reid come home from the hospital to start his life with us. It was the best way to bring in a new year. That night our dear friends Ron and Teresa had made us a delicious prime rib dinner and homemade macaroons and brought them over for us to enjoy. I remember us all hugging and crying in the kitchen as the news of Reid's diagnosis was still resinating with us all. After they left Toby and I hugged and held on to each other for a long time, unsure of what this all meant for us and for our family...but knowing that we wanted Reid to have the best life possible. 

Fast forward two years and today little Reid went miniature golfing (well sort of) with us at Boomers. He was so excited and walked all over the place to chase the ball. His physical therapist would be so proud of all the hills he walked up and sometimes tumbled down...all the little steps he boldly approached and even stepped up onto rather then sit and crawl over. He squealed with delight and babbled often trying to say so much. It was so great to see how far he has come... life is just so fun with him and it is such a joy to see him grow. What an amazing 2 years! 

The pictures below are from 2 years ago today...as we were leaving the hospital.

5 comments:

Mel said...

What a gorgeous family you have Cheri. It is so encouraging to see Reid flourishing. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Mel :)

PS Luke is currently on the floor saying "Hiya Dadda" to all his toys. So cute!

hjoy said...

Beautiful family.
Happy New Years, I pray your family has a blessed 2009.

Nan P. said...

Happy new year to you Cheri and your family. I hope it is a good one, and especially for Reid's little heart.

Kele said...

The best life possible, and most certainly the best family ever...

jessica @ raising joey said...

What a beautiful family you have! Thank you for also visiting my blog. I love "meeting" other DS families online! I can't wait to read more about Reid!