Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Miracle Mason is 34 months Old

On September 30, Mason turned 34 months. He has truly lived
34 very courageous and heroic months so far ................. with many
many more months and years to come, thanks to his beautiful healthy
new heart. Thank you to our donor family somewhere out there!!!



HAPPY 34 MONTHS MASON!

Mason's strategy: If he doesn't look at you, then
you will just go away! (This is how he deals with
his extreme shyness and fears lately. But as you'll
notice in this picture, he'll still watch you out of
the corner of his eye until you're really gone!)




On Labor day we took our kids up to Park City
for the day and enjoyed the Alpine Slides,
sunshine, and a yummy lunch.




Big Brother Braiden (2nd grade)




Big Brother Preston (4th grade)




Big Sis Kaitlin (6th grade)




Littlest Big Bother Ammon (kindergarten)
and Daddy at the bottom of the Alpine Slide.




Look who found some potato chips......




and look who's eating a potato chip!!!




Big Sis Kaitlin turned 12 on Sept 16th. Oh no,
poor Mason now has a "tween"ager in his home!
We celebrated as a family with a little bit
of Key Lime pie, the night before the BIG party.




Mason enjoyed watching from his wagon all the
70+ kids at Kaitlin's outdoor movie party, as long
as they kept their distance of course! He also
enjoyed nibbling on (and throwing) popcorn all night.




Mason's sharing a few more smiles with us
these days! I think he's feeling better on lower
doses of some of his meds (especially steroids).




Mason is trying bites of food more and more
each day. Most of the time he takes a bite and
the rest goes on the floor, but at least he's
putting food in his mouth! Baby step right?!




DEAR MASON,
BECAUSE OF YOUR COURAGE I DEDICATE
THIS QUOTE TO YOU TODAY:

"Life's journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather, it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, 'No,' the courage to say, 'Yes,' Decisions do determine destiny. The call for courage comes constantly to each of us. It has ever been so, and so shall it ever be." by: Thomas S Monson

YOU ARE MY HERO AND EXAMPLE OF COURAGE! PLEASE
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD
AND HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE:

"At times some may think that no one cares--but someone always cares! Your Heavenly Father will not leave you to struggle alone, but stands ever ready to help." by: Thomas S Monson

MAY YOU ALWAYS PRESS FORWARD IN LIFE
WITH ALL THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH YOU HAVE NOW
.................AND MORE!

LOVE ,
MOMMY


4 comments:

Kyle and Alli said...

YAY Mason! I am impressed that he is trying to be a little more adventurous with foods these days! The monster golf fundraiser sounds like a riot! Be sure to post pictures of the event.

likeschocolate said...

Thanks Mason for being such an inspiration to so many people giving us all courage to put one foot in front of the other. Keep up the good work!

Carinne said...

So glad to see Mason doing so well! I've been following your blog since before his transplant. It is truly amazing all that you have been through. My little one just had heart surgery at Stanford, as well. We came home 2 days ago! Please check out my blog, www.ashershopefulheart.blogspot.com Your blog helped me so much with all that I've gone through, you are why I started my own.

Jennifer said...

:) Mason is like me....I go for the potato chips too... :)

I am glad he's interested in "real" food!!

Thank you for the quotes. You always have the BEST quotes!