Our happy little miracle turned 2 on July 20th, and got to celebrate by being in his Auntie’s wedding up in Oregon. With all the wedding festivities, we’re a little late on getting his birthday post up. But no matter the busyness, I don’t think I will ever not feel like Truitt’s birthday is majorly monumental. Two years ago, we didn’t know if we would ever get to celebrate his birthday, and so each one feels like a special miracle.
Truitt is now a very happy two-year-old who loves baseball, loves food, loves to talk, and loves to be around people. He can hit a baseball off a tee consistently, and kicks a soccer ball without missing or falling over. He yells, “Lud-Lu more!” if you tell him you love him, and he cries for his “Uh-oh” (pacifier) if he gets hurt.
Truitt hit a lot of landmarks this year (the least of which was Glacier National Park!), and over and over we saw reminders of God’s working in his life. This year he:
- Started talking
- Caught up with his age and is no longer considered ‘adjusted’;
- Learned to hit a baseball;
- Conquered the chronic cough he had for 6 months;
- Endured hour and a half long lymphedema treatments multiple times a week;
- Had surgery to ablate some embryonic veins in his legs;
- Finally learned to eat less than 4 scrambled eggs, a waffle, and 2 cups of cheerios for breakfast each morning;
- Had an MRI that showed he has some tissue over-growth, not just lymphedema;
- Had a scope of his airways relieving our minds of damage that might have been done by the fluid in them at birth;
- Had multiple genetic tests done on DNA collected from his blood, and everything came back normal (still waiting on the tests from tissue samples);
- Acquired a nasty sore on his foot that took 3 months to heal;
- Received his first pair of shoes, which he is super proud of
But probably the biggest event of this year was him learning to walk totally unassisted at 18 months. Two years ago we didn’t even know if he would get to keep his hands and feet or if he would ever be out of a bed on his own. I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching him walk and RUN around. Watching him hike a mountain right along side his brothers and sisters this summer was like living a dream I never knew I had.
Happy birthday, Truitt. May you continue to amaze us and bring joy everywhere you go!