Wednesday, June 18

What a difference year makes...

























Today was such a glorious day. Do you know what made me happy today? People remembering what happened last year. Thanks god for HUGE sunglasses , but couple of times I did tear up.. I am just so happy that Regina is still in peoples thoughts and prayers. You have no idea how many people came up to us today and yesterday and congratulated us , and just reminded us what a difference year makes. Last year this time things were quite different. We were in ER , last day of school. Me sitting on the floor crying my eyes out just not knowing what that massive mass on her head was. Doctor trying to keep straight face while giving me the worst possible news, avoiding looking into my eyes while doing me... , REgina being transported from Mission Hospital to CHOC hospital by paramedics... Her head lever had to be right and I was not allowed to take her there with my own car. Moments before her surgery... not knowing if she could survive it... Crying the whole 4 hours while she was on surgery, crying after we were told there nothing they can do. Leaving hospital with not knowing what going to happen tomorrow...
I am just so thankful to all of our friends and strangers who have reached out to help us during this past year. All cards, emails, phone calls, babysitters.... FOOD, gifts, floweres, hugs, it all has been amazing. I really am thankful... I am not that emotional " American" way, but I am happy that I live in this country full of options and hope.:)

TOday was last day of school. Kids got report cards. Gabriels report card was excellent. He is my genius . REginas Report card was ok. She missed lot of school and she is slower than most of kids at her age, but she did ok. I am proud of her:) MOnday she will start summer school:)

Also I am so happy that I met one of our good frieds after school was out. SHe invited us to her Annual pool party. Oh gosh, it was so much fun. Seriously. TOday was glorious day and perfect pool party day. Kids had lot of fun, I had lot of fun, and everybody else was having splendid time. Thanks for inviting us:).... pool was filled with energetic kids, poolside with "happy" moms... and couple of dads. ... summer can begin now.....:)

I am still taking my happy pills... Celexa every other day. LOVE IT!!!

4 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

WOW, double WOW, what a wonderful day you and the children had. I hope your whole summer turns out to be nothing but happy days for the children and you. I still think of Regina everynight in my prayers and will continue to do so. Get enough of us praying, it can't do anything but HELP her. Have a great summer.

Steph, Asher's mom said...

I remember last year....

And, what you and Regina have taught me, is, there is always hope....

I take happy pills too....tried to go off, but had to go back on....they are a life saver, too....

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and with your family! You are amazing!
Ave

Beverly said...

What an amazing story of hope and determination your family has lived. I'm so proud of Regina (and you too!) for enduring so much and still smiling so sweetly!