Wow! It's been a while since I've been able to say this, "Hello to my SWEET Creative friends"! It feels AWESOME to be back to my blog again! First of all before I begin, I just want to give a HUGE shout out to my FABULOUS design team & my sweet Guest designers as well for doing an AWESOME job w/my blog while I was away! They all came through for me when I needed them the most & for that, I am VERY GRATEFUL to have each & everyone of them be a part of MY team!;) I WUV YOU ALL!:)
To all of my sweet bloggy friends, I was overwhelmed w/joy & very appreciative of how many of you reached out to me through emails & facebook messages while my son was sick! I never seen so many cards in my mailbox daily EVER!! The BEST thing for me was to see the sweet smile on my son's face as he read every single card that he received....simply "Priceless"! You ALL sure know how to make my family & myself feel like I know each & everyone of you, even though we all have never met in person! This is why I LOVE what I do & I appreciate ALL OF YOU! I wanted to ESPECIALLY thank my parents who helped take care of my Anthony & all 3 of my furbabies: Angel, Scrappy & Princess while we spent all those days in the hospital!;)
Well, this wasn't the summer I actually planned on:( For those of you who are brand new to my blog, I took some time off to take care of my son (Baby Aaron). Back in June, he was diagnosed w/a rare disease called "Kawasaki Disease". You can read all about it HERE. It was rare that my 12 year son had it especially when it's most common in younger children. Let's just say that I was relieved that it was "Kawasaki" & not Leukemia. My heart broke when the doctor first told us that he had all the signs of Leukemia :'(. When you are told this about your child, your whole world just turns upside down & nothing else matters. After seeing several doctors & specialist, I am THANKFUL they found out what was wrong with him & they treated him for this Kawasaki Disease! I swear I didn't think my baby had anymore blood left in him because he went through SEVERAL tests. The one thing I do have to say is that we had the BEST team of doctors, specialists, nurses & even the BEST physical therapist! They were there EVERY SINGLE time I had questions, they took the BEST care of him & I was VERY GRATEFUL for that! The little bed I even slept on every night was actually comfy! lol.... Although, there were several nights that my son would just cry because he felt SO HORRIBLE, that I actually just slept in his hospital bed w/him!;) I'm sure all of you Mom's can agree w/me on that! At home when our kids cry, don't you go lay down w/them too? Sometimes just laying next to them makes it all better!;)
It was GREAT to finally bring him home. Before we left, our doctor was very specific that for the next 8 weeks, he could NOT do anything strenuous to make his heart rate go up! Do you know how hard that is for a 12 year old boy??? Let's just say that our 8 weeks is ALMOST over & I think I did a good job on keeping him busy & CALM! lol...... I definitely kept him busy so he wouldn't feel so bad that he couldn't do much of anything that any 12 year old boy would be doing! At the end of August, he will be getting another echo-cardiogram to make sure he did not develop any aneurysms. I can assure you that I will be able to actually sleep at night after they tell us that he is PERFECT again!;) I am thinking POSITIVE thoughts!;)
Well, it has been one rough road for us here! Just seeing my son "literally" fighting for his life has been the most HARDEST thing EVER to see. I am GRATEFUL that I have a STRONG family! Last year my hubby was fighting for his life & this year, my son....... When something like this happens, you have a whole different perspective on life! I want to tell ALL of you to HUG your children & family members & tell them that you LOVE them EVERYDAY because you never know when life throws you a curve ball!;)
Here are a few pics for ya!;)
Here is the pic of my baby on the day he was told he can go home!!!;) Did you notice that AWESOME "Get Well Soon" sign? One of my sweet DT members Miss Cassandra made that for him! Since he wasn't able to play in his all-star game w/his team, his coach gave my hubby his uniform so he can wear it on the way home!
Here are a few things we have been doing to make the best of our summer!
We spent alot of time here in our yard! I tried to make it special for him by putting up the lights, the pool & I at night, we even roasted marshmellows! hehehe! (my favorite part)!
Here are ALL 5 of my babies!:) My furbabies were ecstatic to see Baby Aaron finally home! So you know I just HAD to get a picture of ALL of them! On the left is my "Anthony", he is holding "Scrappy". On the bottom left is my sweet "Princess" & there is my "Baby Aaron" & he is holding my "Angel"! Aren't they ALL just the CUTEST EVERRRR!
We also took the boys to see their FAVORITE team "The Giants" play AND they won that night too!
Yep! that is my hubby in the back being silly!! I just LOVE that man to pieces!!!
Now I do have to admit, we have been here a FEW times already!;) Who doesn't like a GOOD ice cream from the Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory! RIGHT????
Last but certainly not least, here is my beautiful family all together celebrating my Hubby's birthday! I am VERY BLESSED to have my family all together celebrating this special day! These 3 guys mean the WORLD TO ME & I am one lucky lady to have all of them in my life! They complete me!!!
I will have a project here for you tomorrow! Thank God for my hubby who convinced me that I needed to get to my blogging again! He knows that my crafting is my "therapy"! Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends & it feels GOOD to be BACK!;) Thank you for visiting my blog! Big HUGE xoxo!