Today Julian's parents came for a visit. They live about and hour and a half away and have been coming down pretty much every Sunday since Wysdom was born. They come with dinner prepared and provide Julian and I with some rest and assistance. Of course they come to see little Wysdom and Blyss.We are so blessed to have family. They are able to catch up on Wysdom's progress and spend some time with Blyss. Not only do they cook dinner, but they clean too. They usually do some laundry like they did this evening. Clean up the big girls messy room and sweep the floors. Julian's dad does any handy work around the house that needs to be done. This is all such a huge gift for us as we are usually pretty busy with Wysdom and all the daily chores and duties pile up.
Julian's Mom(this is an older picture)
Since it is Wysdom's first Birthday at the end of the week I have also been thinking back over the last year. Julian's parents and family have supported us through out the entire year and pregnancy. My sister in laws, Julian's mom and Aunt came one day when I was pregnant and totally decorated Wysdom's room. They brought everything and I mean everything. Curtains, small area carpet, a lamp, a crib set and clothes. My sister in law brought me her change table(awesome one because it's high enough for us-we are both tall) and also curtains and a bed skirt for the crib. My other sister in law lent me her travelling breat pump set for the year so that I could pump breast milk for Wysdom. Julian's Uncle who comes down every Sunday to help with the food, but who also cleans a lot for me. His family came to visit us when Wysdom was born and we stayed at the RMH over Christmas and brought us dinner and gift so we could feel like we were celebrating Christmas. They came to Sick Kid's Hospital many times when he had his open heart surgery. They have told everyone at their church about Wysdom and we recieve lots of support and prayers from everyone in their congregation. They even have done a video montage of Wysdom on the big screen at their church( we haven't seen it yet but will post it once we get a copy)They help entertain Blyss when I am just so burnt out. This evening they did all of the wonder full things that they always do and I am so truly blessed to have them as part of my life.
Then there is my parents.They live in the same city as we do. They have provided amazing support as well. Everything from sending over food and doing my groceries shopping. My dad cooks a big pot of rice and peas every Sunday and sends it over.
She has been able to watch and take care of Blyss each time Wysdom is in the hospital. I am sure she never thought that he would be in the hospital for the first two months of his life. So she watched Blyss that entire time and that is not an easy job when you have rheumatoid arthritis and have an active child to watch. She also is on call for whenever I need to go to medical appointments(which we all know is often). As well on days when I just need some help she stops by. My sister helps with Blyss too and takes care of her when I am away by helping my mom.
My parents( a month before the g tube)
My mom and Wysdom a day or two after he was born
So I just wanted to share a big THANK YOU for all the help and support that we have been given over the year. We love you all and we could NOT imagine being on this journey without all of their help, love and many prayers. We know you all have been touched by Wysdom's presence and love him dearly.