(I started this Sunday evening but never finished it. Sorry it's late.)
Mason is truly our Easter Miracle!
Last year our family took a huge leap of faith.
We temporarily separated for an unknown amount
of time to live in different states so Mason could
be on the heart transplant waiting list. We knew
it could be at least 12 months that Mason would
await a good match. If he could make it that long
was always our worry. But after only 4 weeks of being
on the transplant list (and 6 weeks of Mason and I
being in California away from our family)..............
Mason received his new heart on Easter Sunday!
What a Miracle!!!
(This picture was just a few hours after his
transplant surgery with big brother Preston.)
And here is Mason this Easter!
Healthy and Happy!
Even though he still refuses to walk, nothing
stopped him from joining in on the Easter egg hunt!
His little 'bum scoot' gets him around just fine.
(At least that's what he thinks!)
This was last year while Mason was in the OR
receiving his new sparkly Easter heart.
It was so special to have the whole family
together that day as we prayed for our sweet Mason.
(They had come to visit for Spring Break)
And this year.....here we are celebrating Easter together at home!
Easter was an emotional day for me this year. It has always been a very special holiday as we remember our Savior Jesus Christ, His life, His example, His ultimate sacrifice, His atonement, and His resurrection. But, now it even has a more personal meaning for our family. I spent a lot of time thinking about Mason's donor family and the sacrifice they made for us. It is a perfect example of Christ like love and sacrifice. I truly pray they know how much they gave to our family on a day they lost their sweet little one. Ultimately it is unconditional love what they did for Mason and our family. They had no idea who would receive their child's heart (and probably other organs as well), but they donated anyways. It was true love and kindness that gave our Mason a second chance at life last Easter Sunday.
I will forever be grateful for Mason's donor family. I pray and hope that they too believe because of our Savior they will get to reunite again with their little one someday.
A beautiful Easter scripture to leave you with today:
‘And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.’” revelations 21:4
Happy Easter! Happy Spring!