Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Day for Hearts

February 14th means Valentines's Day for most of the world but this day will always have a different meaning for our family. It is observed as 'A Day for Hearts - Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day.' The one thing that I would like to make people aware of is how important it is to be an organ donor. I never thought about this until little Reed came into our lives. I mean you cannot take your organs with you to heaven so you might as well leave them behind and give someone else a chance at life. It is still so amazing for me to think about some family's decision to allow their son's heart to be given to our son. I will never be able to truly express my gratitude to the donor family and how their decision gave Reed life!!! If you would like to sign up, you can go to http://organdonor.gov/ and click on 'Be a Donor'

Tomorrow is hopefully the day that Reed gets to come home!!! I still will not believe that he is coming home until we walk out of Vanderbilt and into our house. I hesitate even telling this until he is home because he could still pull something on us and have to stay a little longer! I sit here almost in tears just thinking about being able to bring little Reed home. It has been a long 94 days and we are so ready to have him home with us. These past three months have taught Ryan and I so much. God has truly taught us that we are not in control and that we must have complete trust in Him! Our boys are God's sons that He has allowed Ryan and I to help raise. We cannot wait for this journey with our family of four!

I will post pictures tomorrow when our complete family gets home....that is, if I have time!!!

10 comments:

Jan and Randy Cromer said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. You have a beautiful family--your boys are gorgeous!!! I can't wait to let all who have prayed for you know the good news. God bless!!!

Jan and Randy Cromer (Brian's parents)

Natalie Church said...

Yea! I can't wait to see him at home sometime soon! You and Ryan have definitely had a lot of ups and downs over the last 3 months, but I know this will be the most exciting day in a while!! I'm so happy for the whole fam!

Michael and Hannah said...

Oh, I hope Reed comes home tomorrow, Keeley! Thanks for reminding us all how important it is to be an organ donor... I have always signed the back of my driver's license, but I didn't know about that website. I'll pass the word.

Missy said...

Yea!! Hope all goes well! Happy heart day!

Sheena White said...

Yeah for Reed!! I am so happy he will get to be tomorrow. :) Love you all!

Aunt Sheena

Anonymous said...

I am crying--this is great news! Have fun with these little guys--two things we can count on: God IS in control and there will never be a dull moment at your house from now on. Enjoy. Love, the Schwieger's

mandiandjosh said...

I am hoping that right now you guys are checking out of the hospital. Be sure to update! Can't wait for the news whether it is today or tomorrow!

MereSpeckClayton said...

I am so thrilled for you! I know this has been such a long journey for you guys, but well worth the wait. Reed and Brayden are so precious!! Those boys and you guys will always be in our prayers!

Julie said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy you will all finally be together at home.

Anonymous said...

Hello Keley and Ryan, Braden and Reed. I pray that Reed is doing good today and will continue to do so. I love you, Nanny 02-17-o9