|This is what Hope looked like one year ago today. It is a picture that will forever remain in my head and I hate thinking that any other parent would have to see their sweet little baby so puffy and hooked up to so many machines.|
It was such a relief when we were able to see her after surgery. I don't think anything could have really prepared us or our family for what she would look like. I have seen men cry that I never thought would cry in public. These are manly men...the ones brought up in an age where men DO NOT cry in public. Those images will stay with me forever.
The above pictures are the ones I cherish...Hope growing up. She is AMAZING! You would never know by looking at her that she has gone through 2 open heart surgeries and 2 heart caths. She is and will always be my HERO!