I knew it would happen...
But I didn't know how amazingly emotional of a moment it would be.
Just when I thought I couldn't love a little human any more, this boy peeked through his still swollen, but healing eyelids, laid eyes on me, and smiled. My heart soared and I fell in love with him all over again. And I cried like a baby.
His hemoglobin is up to 9, a really great number. I got to hold him upright and walk around with him for awhile. That felt "normal" and he loved it as much as I did. We also put him in the stroller and went for a little walk around the unit. While we were out we FaceTimed the big kids. My GOODNESS, I miss them so much! I couldn't be more thankful to my parents for taking such good care of them!
It's funny to watch him look at his surroundings that I've become very accustomed to the last few days. I realized today JUST how expressive his eyes are now that he can use them again. He was making a lot of faces like the one above as if to say, "OH! So THAT'S what this thing on my arm looks like!"
The sheer number of people praying for this boy is overwhelming. Being surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, I'd think it's safe to say Grant has been running, with GREAT perseverance, the race marked out for him. And Friends.....
....HE IS WINNING!!