Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Have you ever had one of those days where you take a look around and ask yourself how did I get so lucky?  Today was one of those days.  We went over to my parents house today and as I was watching Skyler play with my dad I thought how lucky I was to have such a wonderful life, and how did I get lucky enough to have the most wonderful son in the whole world.  Sure life has had its bumps in the road, but every single one of those mistakes, trials and hard times has led me to this moment in my life and I couldn't be happier.  We have a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, food in the cupboard and a wonderful supportive family that has been there for us every step of the way.  When Skyler draws his family it just doesn't consist of me and him, it consists of him, me, grandma, grandpa, and Ty.  I love that he thinks his immediate family is his grandma, grandpa and uncle too. I'm so grateful that even though his family doesn't consist of the normal mom and dad, he still has amazing people in his life that will always be there and love him so so much.  I am also so grateful for how well he is doing.  Even though he is still receiving cancer treatments he is doing amazingly well.  Every run, jump and smile makes me beyond happy.  What more could I ask for? 

Medical wise I really don't have much to update on except that he is looking pretty pale lately so he might need a blood transfusion in clinic on Tuesday.  That sure doesn't stop him from running around all day though.  I seriously don't know how these kids do it.  If the roles where switched and I was the one with cancer I'm sure I would be laying in bed all day moaning and mad at the world.  Not these little kiddos.  They can get poison and other people's blood pumped into them all while they are playing with toys and laughing.  Amazing.  If Skyler does need blood this will be his 185 transfusion.  Crazy huh?  That means 185 strangers out there have helped save his life.  Words cant express how grateful I am for those people who took the time to donate.  I think it would be so awesome to be able to see who your blood is going to and how it really does save lives.

I was looking through old pics and these made me laugh so I thought I'd share.  The bottom one with his eyes closed is how he would always smile when someone said "say cheese."  He was three in these pictures.


Tonya said...

So glad to hear that things are going so well for Skyler! He deserves these moments, and many more. It is such a blessing to have your family so close by and for Skyler to have such a wonderful support system. So happy for both of you!!

Brice.TawniWilliams said...

It's SOOOO amazing to hear such gratitude and a positive outlook. You both have always inspired me that way. Happy that things are going WELL!!