Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Monday, June 9, 2014

Life Without a Tube

Life without a tube in my son's chest has been: Amazing, rejuvenating, relieving, and just plain great!
We came back the same day Mack had surgery and as you see above Mack and Lincoln passed out on the way home after all the excitement.  Avery stayed back to have one more day with mum and papa.
I started the evening by watering my plants, this in turn, gave Mack the idea to get soaking wet with the hose.  We then turned on the sprinkler.  Mark and I both saw the heaviness lifted off his chest.  He doesn't have to be so careful (granted he still has low platelets-so he needs to be kind of careful).  It was like he had forgotten how much fun being a normal kid was!
As we were playing his Aunt Heidi, Uncle Scott, Cohan and Ireland came by because they were going to decorate our house for when Mack came home.  We ruined that surprise by coming home early.  It didn't matter though because he loved his sign and now it's hanging in his room!

The next night the Clifton family brought over dinner and a special present for Mack...

A new Slip n Slide!

This meant everyone got their suits on and enjoyed the fun!

Then Mark came home with a new pool! 
These kids haven't spent a night inside without getting wet! 

During the day, they have met friends at the splash pad.  He hasn't done that in a few years!

This picture shows the new Mack!

The week didn't end.  Aunt Meagan and Uncle Jack brought him a new water gun, and not just one, one for every kid! 

We now have everything that has to do with water!
Life is good! We are thankful for all our friends and family who came by, took care of our other kids, sent text messages and called! It amazes me every time how lucky we are to have so many wonderful people in our lives!

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