Monday, August 19, 2013

8 years!

Jax birthday isn't until November, but for some reason August is always when I remember that Jax has a birthday coming up. I think its because August was when he was finally discharged after months in the hospital, and we had been told he wasn't coming home!
8 years! It was 8 years ago this week he had a sign on the back of his wagon at the hospital that said, "I'm finally going home!" that child life made for us. I can't believe my little man will be 8. The older he gets, the weirder it seems because he stays about the same size. For some reason 8 seems really strange, and it will feel strange to tell people that he is 8. In some ways it seems like yesterday, and in some ways it feels like I've always carried an oxygen tank with me wherever I go.
Some people don't like to show pictures of their children when they are really sick. For me about once a year I have to go through them and remember. I have to remember where we've been so I can focus on where we are going!
My little monkey never ceases to amaze me, and I can't wait to see what the next 8 years holds for us!


The VW's said...

Eight?!.....8?! WOW! It's hard to believe, but such an accomplishment considering all he and you have gone through! Gavin turns 7 in less than a month and I can't wrap my head around it at all! Just think, the shouldn't even be here, and look at them now!!! I love them! : )

Shelly Turpin said...

I was having some very serious thoughts about Bella today and thought of Jax - and about the fact that he is three years older than she is! Thanks for sharing him with us!

Jen Paris said...

he is the cutest, luckiest little guy! Love all these pics of him! :)