A Little Something Extra

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy birthday, sweet Micah


The day has come... Micah turned one year old today. It's a bittersweet day. It's a blessing that he's even alive given everything that has gone on with him this year, especially that he almost didn't come out of the OR following his open-heart surgery because they had a hard time getting him off the bypass machine (he went back on bypass twice). But it's also a sad day for me because it's a major life marker, so what he is not doing becomes very evident (i.e. not eating anything by mouth and not sitting independently).

I'll post more photos later. We're having some computer issues and I don't want to be online very long.

17 comments:

Jonathan said...

Happy birthday, Micah! We love you! We know you'll reach those important milestones when you're ready, and we'll be ready to celebrate with you then, too.

Much love from all of us!

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday, precious boy! I hope it was a peaceful, happy day for everyone. You are God's child, precious in His sight. You are loved!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Micah! Ruby agrees; it IS fun to be one!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday Micah!
He is a beautiful miracle. The world is a better place with him in it.

Rena said...

Happy birthday, Micah!
You have touched many lives.

T said...

Happy Birthday, Micah! Welcome to the One Club! Love, Jack

ATLKrafts said...

Happy Birthday-- we love you!

Rachel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICAH! Man I cant believe how fast this year has flown by. I remember the day he was born. Man it's amazing.
Don't fret over what he cannot do...he's been through so much in one year, and he WILL progress in his own time. I must say he is one beautiful child!

our family said...

Micah- Happy Birthday sweet boy. You are adorable and such a tough little fighter. Praying that you continue to grow healthier and stronger each day.
Hugs Rachel and the Lenda crew
PS Jennie Yesterday I was reading a blog of a mother celebrating her daughter's birthday, she was mentioning a similar bittersweet feeling in marking the milestones. Her daughter has developmental delays from a tragic car accident that also took the life of her oldest child. Anyway you may be interested in reading her post to see that you are not alone in this feeling and her blog is one of my favorite blogs so it is always worth checking out. Here is a link to her post from yesterday regarding birthdays:
http://jodyferlaak.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-last-day-of-partying.html

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Micah! That, in itself is its own milestone.

Jen, I know about the feeling of bittersweet. My lo is just now starting to really eat by mouth at 15 months, and still relies on his feeding tube for his true nutrition. He too is very far behind developementally. I had a hard time at his first birthday as well till someone who loves me reminded that he is here with me - I can hold him, I can love him, and I am truly blessed that I get the chance to watch him grow, at whatever pace that might be.

Kelly said...

Happy Brithday Micah! You've proven your tougher than the average 1 year old, and that is a milestone that counts!

Hugs to you!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Happy Birthday Big Guy!!! He is so precious and what an amazing year he has had and he is so strong for all that he has been through. That is amazing and that is worth celebrating!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Micah!
I have been reading your Mommy's blog for the past several months and I couldn't be more touched by your strength, love, and adorable little self! Have the best birthday imaginable!!! I don't know you very well, but you are loved by so many, including a total stranger! Best wishes sweetheart!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday Micah!!! You are a blessing! We've enjoyed knowing you and praying for you over the past 12 months. With love, The Delaneys (party of nine)

paige said...

Happy Birthday Micah!
Solid food is over-rated :) *wink*
((hugs)) to the mama too...

Princess Abigail said...

Micah, you are so incredibly cute! My Mama is so smitten with you!

Congratulations on your first birthday! Given the ordeals you have been served in life, we think you are doing exceptionally, and admirably, well, little boy!

Well done!!!
The Bernard Bunch in France

Mauzy said...

Happy Birthday Micah! A new friend here, but know those "milestones" are for the birds once you get older....they always come, it just takes a little longer for some of us!