Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stepping Stones! Happy Birthday Ethan!!

Welcome! You should have come from Shawnee and if not, please start back at Melissa so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects and stories.
This blog hop is for Ethan. Ethan has been through so much in his 3 years that it is only fitting that we wish him a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 
I was lucky to meet Ethan and Melissa during a very low and difficult time in theirs lives. It was last year, the day after Christmas,  that Ethan was transferred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital and put on a ventilator. I had spoke with Melissa through crafting and when I found out she was so close by and going through such a trying time, I went down to the hospital to see if there was anything I could do.
Through many sleepless nights spent worrying, crying and just sitting in the hospital room,  we became fast friends. Melissa is such a strong and wonderful woman. 
Although my first meeting with Ethan was him on a ventilator it was not until over a month later that I really got to meet and see the real Ethan. Watching him progress from that little boy so sick and helpless laying in the hospital bed,  to playing and running in my backyard chasing my girls, was so beautiful and wonderful.
Melissa and Ethan have gone home, but it was a bittersweet day.  Happy for them to go home, but they had become such a part of our family, we all miss them so much.Luckily they are not too far away and we keep in touch via phone and fb. I just love hearing Ethan saying hello and I love you on the phone. It is so special.
So here is to you big guy! I love you too and hope you have the best birthday after and many many many more to come!

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Marianne said...

What an awesome story, and a cute card. Thanks for sharing!

Monica Edwards said...

Happy Birthday Ethan and awesome card Suzy!!

Madison said...

Such a sweet card. So bright and cheery. TFS!

lorby said...

What an awesome story. You are a special person yourself for being there when Melissa needed you. Love your bright and colorful card.

Lisa said...

What a great birthday card and a wonderful story about meeting Ethan!

Cathy Gill said...

Great story and super cute! Who doesn't love to jump on the animal train!

callyannc said...

Super cute! TFS Callyann