Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One Year

One year ago today, we got the call for Michael's heart. We are forever humbled and grateful to the donor (and family) for the ultimate sacrifice that allows our Son another chance at life. You will not be forgotten.

28 comments:

Gigi said...

Organ donors give the greatest gifts of all.

Karen Ann said...

Awesome to be able to look back on that incredible day, and to know he was able to move on and LIVE his LIFE.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I join my thanks with yours; there could be no greater gift.

And a VERY Happy Rebirthday Michael!

my2ndheartbeat said...

Happy first anniversary to your son and your entire family. It I believe it takes a family to raise a heart recipient as we can't do it alone.

I know I NEVER forget my donor and donor family, they are with me in my heart each and every day.

For me, that first anniversary was a HUGE deal. I had healed physically and was at what I called "my new normal" in about 6 months ..... but the emotional healing took a lot longer. Every day of the first year I worried about my survival, about when "the other shoe would drop" .... on my first anniversary, I then felt that I CAN DO THIS! It was also on that date that I decided to start volunteering at my transplant center ..... that has been the BEST job I've ever had.

So may God continue to watch over Michael and your entire family and may God always bless his donor's family!

TexWisGirl said...

so wonderful. bless that family. may they know your gratitude.

George said...

Happy Rebirthday to Michael. We wish him many, many more. God bless all organ donors.

Beth said...

Happy rebirthday to all of you! Transplant is a journey you think you know about...but until it happens to you, only then can you truly understand! We remember our donor with a dedication rose on the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl parade, but with each of Bill's heartbeats, our donor lives on.

SweetMarie said...

the gift of life...you are all blessed.
hugs,
Marie

Sally said...

Such a blessing for Michael and all of you. I can hardly believe a year has gone by. Bless the donor family also, and I do hope they know much WE all appreciate them because we do. xoxoxo

troutbirder said...

A miracle from every aspect....:)

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I'm happy for your family's gift. I hope Michael is doing well.

Deborah said...

What a blessing! And I cannot believe it's been a year. WTheck?

This will warm me all day.

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Rebirth Day to Michael... Hope he has many many more wonderful years... God Bless him and YOU, Cora.
Hugs,
Betsy

Vicki Lane said...

Such an amazing story! Blessing to all involved, including the donor's family.

Hartwood Roses said...

ReBirth day ... What a wonderful thing!

Ami said...

A year already. Amazing. I can't imagine going through all that your family has over the last year. So glad he's doing well.

lotta joy said...

Congratulations to YOU dear woman. A one year old without having to potty train him!

Haddock said...

I always wonder, why can't every one do it? (donate organs)

Betty said...

Has it really been a year already? Happy ReBirthday Michael!

Katie said...

wow, a year already? what a wonderful gift that family gave, and a most happiest of days to your boy!

Ms. G said...

Amen. Wow, time goes so fast. Lets hear it for beautiful hearts. The kind that beat and the kind that are generous : )

NCmountainwoman said...

A wonderful day to celebrate. And to reflect on the one whose generous relatives provided the heart for transplant.

Terri B said...

Wow! time has gone by so quickly! You all have so much to celebrate and this is a lovely tribute to the person who donated Michael's new heart.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a blessing, the amazing gift of life!
Praying Michael has many years to live life with a purpose...may we all appreciate each day!
Blessings,
Cindy

Linda said...

So glad he got through this. Doesn't seem like it's been a year already.

Mbak Susi said...

Deeply moved by the people who deign to donate her heart :)

Pat Tillett said...

There is a lot in our lives that sucks, but there is also SO MUCH to be thankful for. I'm really happy that Michael was able to get the successful procedure. I'm happy and thankful that there are people out there who give vital parts of themselves, so that others may live. I'm thankful to, and amazed by those who have the skills and guts to perform these procedures.
Most of all, I'm happy that your family is whole. Much happiness and peace to all of you...

Bossy Betty said...

Incredible. Just incredible. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your very kind comments.