5 days ago
Monday, June 21, 2010
Today is Conner's heart surgery!!! (It's 12:03a.m.!) We have so many wonderful family and friends who have been praying for Conner and Paul and I, and we have absolutely felt it's calming, sweet power. Conner has received many blessings in preparation for this surgery, and we know Heavenly Father is watching over him and that he will bless his sweet little body and heart. Conner is such a blessing in our lives. He is so amazing and so brave and strong. We love him dearly and have loved having him home before his surgery. We have been able to get to know him and his little personality. We recorded him 'learning' how to laugh tonight (I will have to post the video later) and he has just brought us so much joy and happiness. Family is truly what this life is about. The Gospel allows us to experience so much love and joy in our families! I have spent the last several days really taking every opportunity to cuddle and love on Conner. I kiss those squishy little cheekers, rub his soft head, massage those chubby little thighs, and most of all, give kisses up and down and all over his chest. His non-scarred chest yet. I have spent so much time looking at his chest and watching his heart make his chest rise and fall and rise and fall...thinking of the day that his heart will be fixed. And now it is here! Of course we are experiencing a range of emotions. We are so excited, and nervous, and anxious, yet calm. I keep imaging the moment that they will come to take him from my arms for the surgery. Just the thought makes me emotional. They are going to fix my baby's heart. We pray for the doctors and surgeons involved that all will go well. We are so thankful for their skills and dedication to what they do. They change lives. Thank you to everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers! Go Conner! We love you!!!!