I was reminded today just how quickly time is passing by and how much the kids have changed. I am working on getting all of our photos from the last 13 months printed. We have over 2000 (and I deleted quite a bit)! They start when we moved back to the US late last summer. Oliver has grown from baby to little boy. Waverly has changed so much. I spent some time tonight looking back over pictures and remembering. I forget just how drastic the changes are, until I take a moment to compare.
The memories of their diagnosis were brought to light again today. I spoke with a lovely mom who has 2 young children. They are awaiting genetic testing confirmation to see if their kids also have Sanfilippo. It is heartbreaking to know that another family is entering this life. Yet as I spoke with her (she has a wonderful perspective), I was reminded of the reoccurring theme of my blog: "it's the little things". In the midst of my grieving, I celebrate the moments that I have with Waverly & Oliver. Matt and I are creating memories and capturing them with video, pictures, or words. I have been given 2 amazing kids and their impact on the world is immense for their young lives. I am so proud of them. And I am honored to be their mommy.
Yet I can still cry. I can grieve for all of dreams I had for Wavey & Oli. I can be sad.