We have quite a bit to be thankful for this year . . .
First of all, Kaden is doing extremely well. The stitches on his lip were removed the day before Thanksgiving and he looks absolutely wonderful. More importantly though, Kaden is back to his old pre-surgery self. He's been playful and happy all week and has lighted up our lives once again with his amazing little laugh.
Second, Kaden's mommy and daddy have each other. It goes without saying that this has been a difficult year. We found out we were pregnant last November and it's felt like a million mile marathon since then. We were best friends before but this has been the ultimate bonding experience. There is nothing in this universe more solid than our love for one another and for our son.
Finally, we have an exciting future ahead of us. Sure, there's still palate surgery and orthodontia, possibly bone graft surgery, etc., etc. For the first time though, it seems we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. We're beginning to daydream about trips to the zoo and baseball games. We're beginning to really appreciate the wonder and excitement of every new day with our little boy. We're starting to exhale and it feels good.