This picture says it all...one year ago Adam was being diagnosed with Leukaemia, sick and tired and in pain all around. THIS year, he was playing with his cousins, hugging and loving and healthy and full of life. It's been a hard year, but one in which we've all learned a lot. And who can argue with the joy that smile conveys?!
Happy Anniversary Adam...one year down, two to go. Here's to more smiles and many more years.
Yes, you read that right--even Aberdeen has its summer! I wanted to post some pictures from our recent "heat wave"to show that it doesn't take much to get out and about, only about 72 degrees!! It is over, of course, the summer heat that is, but that doesn't mean we can't remember it fondly...
This was the Aberdeen 10K, down at the beach that I ran for Children's Hospice Association of Scotland--46:01, not bad for a "veteran"! As you can see that was the start of the sunny days, though not too hot yet.
Here we are in the back garden with our friends the Drapers, enjoying the sun and watching the boys have a good time.
Now, Agnes is only 14 months, but already she knows how to handle the heat! And she loves the beach...that's my girl!!
Daddy and brother wrestling in the sand...one of them is soon going to be a "jelly donut", and I'll bet you can guess who!
Adam made sure nobody took our blanket, and enjoyed rocking and singing in the sun.
That's all for now...it's a terrible catch up, but I'll be back soon for the real details.
I am only what people who love me have helped me become. I learned to be a nurse at Biola University and practiced it at UCH London. I am now a mother to two lovely boys and a daughter too, and learning how to love them with abandon. I am learning about disability because my first son Adam has Down Syndrome and Autism. I am slowly learning how to be a good wife to Brian, and learning patience by his example. I am learning to sing in a choir at St Andrew's Cathedral. And I'm learning to be a good friend through the great friends I've been blessed to make...