As of Saturday, it's been one year since we discovered that our sweet little baby, who was growing strong and healthy inside me, had a broken heart. During the next three months, our lives were filled with tears, strength, love, frustration, peace, spiritual growth, understanding, prayer, knowledge, compassion, and faith.
We are now experts at congenital heart defects.
We know all too well the feeling of empty arms and hopeful hours spent wandering the hospital, waiting to be reunited with our baby after procedures, surgeries, and tests.
We have shared this bond with two other families going through similar circumstances; a friendship built on so much love and understanding.
We have enthusiastically welcomed every milestone Kimble has conquered.
We fell in love with his cleft lip. We fell in love with his new lip.
We have delighted in his happy countenance and sweet spirit.
We have LOVED him with all our hearts.
It's been the most difficult year we've experienced. It's been the best year we've experienced.