our lives changed dramatically. It's hard to believe that Noah has been with us for 8 years! When he was diagnosed with hydranencephaly we were told he probably wouldn't live more than 2 to 4 years. I was asked today if it's hard to believe that he has been with us for 8 years. I said it isn't as it has been a long and hard 8 years, and sometimes it feels longer than 8 years, but it has also been a wonderful 8 years.
Life definitely isn't what we had planned or hoped, but we can also see how lucky we are to have such an amazing little man in our family. Whenever Noah has another birthday I have mixed feelings - happy that he is able to celebrate another one, but also sad because I don't know how many more we will have with him. I look back at photos and can't believe how much we have been through with him, and how much he has changed over the years. I wanted to put together a clip to remember the past 8 years with him.
We love you Noah and are so glad you came to our family, and we are especially glad that we get to celebrate another birthday with you!