Tuesday, January 11, 2011
One Week Old Today
Today you are exactly one week old and what a week it's been! You have defied all the odds, defied medicine and science, and have proven to the world that miracles really do happen. You are my angel sent from Heaven to live on Earth. I truly believe that. None of the doctors thought you would live much past birth, if at all. But your Daddy and I never gave up hope and fought tirelessly for you. And then when we thought we couldn't fight any longer, you decided to come into this world kicking and screaming like the fighter that you are.
And for the past week of your life, you have continued to fight and defy the odds by showing you are not a quitter. That you are strong enough to endure broken kidneys for 12 weeks and a 7 hour surgery to remove them. Like your cousin Norah and Aunt Jess say, you are a real-life superhero!!! And a little bit famous too :) People all over the country have been reading about you and praying for you. You are so loved by so many! But no one loves you more than your Dad and I. You have and forever will have every inch of my heart and are the best thing that we will ever do. Your father will forever be your protector, no matter what, and I will always be here for you when you need a shoulder a lean on. Know that there isn't a mountain we won't move to make you better. I know that life won't be easy for you, but we will always be there every step of the way to hold your hand.
I love you more than words can say and I promise that you'll be home very soon! There is nothing that would make me happier than to bring you home and be able to hold you in my arms day and night. And we will get that chance, Stephen, I promise you.
Be a strong boy and keep fighting!!!