Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ryleigh the Super Star

Our sweet Ryleigh!

1 Year After Diagnosis

Exactly one year ago to this day I was 22 weeks pregnant with my daughter Ryleigh. We were having an ultrasound when we received the devastating news she had a congenital heart defect. I don't know why this day sticks out in my mind other than to remind me that life can change in a moment and on this day one year ago our lives were forever changed. So much uncertainty, not knowing if she would make it, seeing her on a screen, not able to hold her, hug her, and whispering how much I loved her hoping she heard me. I find sadness today, but as I look at my daughter playing with her toys in front of me 1 year from that day and the news - who will also be eight months this Sunday - I know that she is nothing short of a miracle, she did it. She may be 1 in 100 to some, but to me she is 1 of a kind! Thankful for my husband, son, and daughter, AND all of our wonderful family and friends who have supported us and continue to do so. Our lives will never know normal or “easy”, but it is what we signed up for and I could not image her not being a part of our family. Appreciate your life and the moments you have with those you love.