Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2 Years Tomorrow!!!

Today, I cannot stop thinking about Kaidence's sweet Donor family. In fact, I think of them all of the time on a daily basis. My prayers are with them as always, but especially today. It was 2 years ago tonight that we got "the call" that Kaidence would have a second chance at life. Therefore, it was 2 years ago tonight that they said goodbye to their little boy. It will be 2 years tomorrow, December 23rd in the early morning since Kaidence was given her beautiful new heart. What an amazing gift to be given, especially at Christmas time. However, I cannot help but wonder if it made it that much harder to lose their child just days before Christmas. With this in my heart it makes this time of year a very bitter sweet time of year. I am so thankful for them and their gift to us.

Little Miss K, Tomorrow is your 2nd Heart Birthday. The last 2 1/2 years have been crazy, heartbreaking, miraculous, humbling, faith promoting and so much more. Today you are happy, thriving, into everything and feeling very independent. You have come so far and had so many wonderful people caring for you. You have been loved and cared for by so many up at the hospital, in your family, ward family and many prayers have been given in your behalf from all around the world. To all of these people, we are grateful for you. To all of our friends in the "Heart World" Thank you for sharing your stories, your love, support......we know that we are never alone and that others are walking similar paths.

Little Miss K, Thank You for your journey and for teaching us and opening our eyes to life. We love you and are glad that you are ours. May your new heart continue to grow and beat within you for many, many, many more years to come. May it be at home within you and may you continue to follow the plan that your Heavenly Father has for you. You have been blessed. Happy Heart Birthday Tomorrow!

To all of our cherished friends and family, Thank You, you are amazing. Have a WONDERFUL and VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

FYI: Kaidence will go in on December 28th to have the stent placed in her left pulmonary artery and will hopefully only have to stay the night.

5 comments:

Cason Clan said...

Happy Heart Birthday to all of you!!! She is such a little miricle and you and your family is such an inspiration to all of us. Have a Merry Christmas and we hope to see you around outside of the hospital.

Becca-Ellie's mom

Jackie said...

Little Ms. Kaidence, I would love you wish you a HAPPY 2nd Heart Birthday, Your an AMAZING and special spirit and it's been an HONOR that Savannah and I have been allowed to apart of your life.
Savannah has made a special friend with you and Neither one of you are yet to even understand your AMAZING story's and the TRUE MIRACLES you both are I Love you Kaidence.
Shauntal, I would LOVE to thank you for welcoming me into your life and Heart with such open arms, You are simply AMAZING and have touched my life and my heart in countless ways and for that I can Never say Thank you Enough.
Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your family's life and Kaidence's Journey Savannah and I love you so much.

Michelle said...

Kaidence, Happy Heart Birthday to you!! You are such a beautiful girl. I am so happy that we were able to meet. I am amazed by all that you have accomplished. Good job!
Shauntelle, It was so nice to run into you at the hospital. You are an amazing mom. I just finished writing my letter to our donor family. I understand how you feel. It is heart breaking and beautiful at the same time. Congratulaions on 2 years. Wow!
Madison has an appointment on the 28th, so we'll come find you. Take Care. Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Kaidence - We are so proud of you and LOVE you so much. As your Mom said, you've taught us so much in the 2 1/2 years which you've been on this earth. We're so proud of you.

Happy heart birthday! A special family gave you a wonderful gift.

With love - Nanna and Pappa Maddock

The G Fam said...

Even though that sweet family did say goodbye, I know that they feel peace knowing their little angel was able to bless the life of another family, and that choosing to donate would prevent many families from experiencing the pain the were going through. This is a hard time of year to lose a child, but truly anytime is hard. I remember hearing about Kaidence (I was at work) and I cried tears of joy. I prayed for her, prayed for the family of her donor. What a remarkable two years!!!!!