Around the time of Jason's transplant, Miss Sydney and I hatched a plan to get together for Thanksgiving. And so we did! There was the traditional holiday trip to the hospital in there somewhere, but we managed to have a beautiful Thanksgiving table (even if it was the day after Thursday). We whistled while we worked our little hearts out in my tiny kitchen and boy! We were pretty pleased with our little selves and the delicious results.
As we shared our thankfulness round the table there were mentions of all the most important things: loving family and friends, a gracious Heavenly Father, good change, miracles, selfless angels providing second chances at life, support through hard times, even social media—to help us all keep in touch.
We love our friends the Poultons. So thoughtful and so sweet! Thank you, again, for your support and jumping to our aid from afar... before we could even ask.
Also, this little guy is the sweetest. When he crawled over to find me in the kitchen and pat my legs with his tiny hands he stole my heart. I was done for.
It's so crazy to think the last time we got together the littlest member of the fam wasn't quite able to make our acquaintance. A year and a half later, and on the other side of the country, we played Throw Everything We Can Behind Our Head, and Quick! Clear Off The Coffee Table... two very popular games. Obviously we were fast friends! When Jas came home from the hospital Everett was instantly interested, no playing required—we all decided it must have been the beard (because Everett digs old guys).
a little update: On Saturday we checked Jas back into the hospital due to the fact that he was feeling tightness in his chest, as well as feeling so fatigued and weak. There are tests being done and x-rays and samples etc in the works, maybe we'll be able to know the culprit over the next week. Already he's feeling stronger and a bit better. It looks like he's pretty much healed from the stomach wrap (which he still does not recommend to anyone... but he will also admit that the recovery was pretty short, just some intense few days right at the front).
We're very aware that our life is made up with many hills and valleys right now, and we're hopeful he can bounce out of this particular valley soon. Which would be surely appreciated because we've got things to do... like be excited for Christmas and stuff!