Saturday, November 30, 2013

Miracle Mason is 6 Today!!!

Can you believe this little guy is 6?

On this day I reflect upon all 
that Mason's birthday means to us.....

*6 years of miracles
*6 years of blessing
*6 years of answered prayers
*6 years of tears and laughter
*6 years of fighting for life
and loving life
*6 years of teaching us faith and hope
*6 years of defining true love
*6 years of determination

Mason you are absolutely amazing!!!!

This past year we have really seen Mason's
personality blossom and he is quite a character!

Mason loves to take "selfie's".....

And he loves to have his picture taken
(in fact, he asks me all the time to take his picture).....

Almost daily he puts together a new dress up outfit,
or some days it's 3 or 4 crazy outfits.....

Sometimes he'll even insist to sleep in his 
special outfit of the day!

Mason certainly keeps us laughing.....

and wondering what he'll come up with next!

Mason loves life and lives each day to its fullest!

(He can't actually ride a bike yet, but he's been
practicing on his balance bike. )

Mason is very loved by his siblings!

And of course this little swat officer is dearly 
loved and adored by his mom and dad!!

Dear Mason,
Thank you for choosing me to be your mom.
I can't imagine life without your sweet spirit,
sparkling eyes, and engaging laugh! Your
attitude of determination is unstoppable! You
are wise beyond your years and have taught 
so many of us lessons that will last beyond this 
lifetime. I love you to the moon and back
again and again and again!!! I hope you've had
a very happy 6th birthday and pray we will
celebrate many many more together.

I saw this poem a few months ago and today 
would like to dedicate it to our birthday boy
Miracle Mason.....


You weren’t like other children,
And God was well aware,
You’d need a caring family,
With love enough to share.
And so He sent you to us,
And much to our surprise,
You haven’t been a challenge,
But a blessing in disguise.
Your winning smiles and laughter,
The pleasures you impart,
Far outweigh your special needs,
And melt the coldest heart.
We’re proud that we’ve been chosen,
To help you learn and grow,
The job that you have brought us,
Is more than you can know.
A precious gift from Heaven,
A treasure from above,
A child who’s taught us many things,
But most of all- “Real Love”

Author: Unknown


On this Thanksgiving Day
I'm so very thankful for 
our family!

I want to honor Mason's donor
in this post and say
for making it possible 
for our family to be 
on this special day!

Where ever you are sweet
donor family, we are so 
by your gift each day
and especially today
 as we watched our
Miracle Mason
play in our annual Turkey Bowl!

Happy Thanksgiving 
from our family to yours!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thumbs up!!!

Tonight we are doing a victory dance! Mason's biopsy results were GREAT! We couldn't be more excited! The score was basically a ZERO rejection with just some very slight suspicions of antibody mediated rejection still. 

Mason will stay on a low maintenance dose of steroids, optimum doses of his other immune suppressants (prograf and celcept), and continue his monthly Ivig infusions to hopefully keep the rejection away. Yay for no more high dosed steroids! 

Mason says thumbs up for the good news! Join us in some 'thumbs up' victory dances this night as we celebrate Mason's happy angel heart and prove once again that prayers are answered and miracles happen.

Thanks to all for your many prayers this week and always!