The Big One!
December 10, 2013 was a HUGE day. Our twins, Grant and Nolan, both turned 1!
It’s always cool to see your kids grow up, develop, and learn new things. 2013, however, added so much more to that equation. There was a time where I was so scared that our Nolan would never see his first birthday. I was worried about what his life would be like. We’d heard stories about kids who didn’t make it and I was so grateful that our boy was with us and doing well. So yes, it was a big day.
We had a little birthday party for the boys at a local coffee shop who let us use their meeting space. It was fun: we had friends and family there, including a 3-year old HLHS boy who Nolan met at therapy. The twins loved all the attention and they also loved the cake!
Celebrating with those two was a whole lot of fun. Each and every birthday after this will continue to be more awesome, because it proves God is a good God, and continues to watch over both our little guys, especially Nolan. It’s good to never forget everything we’d been through that year, but it’s even better to look ahead with hope and a positive attitude.
I’m hoping that by next year Nolan will be mouth-feeding so he can destroy some cake all he wants, and that he will be walking around and having just as much fun as everyone else.
Nolan continues to do great: he’s making strides with speech therapy and physical therapy, he’s gaining weight…life is good for our little man!