Monday, July 6, 2009

Good News

I got some wonderful news last week. I found out my mom, dad and brother are all matches to be a kidney donor. Mom and Dad had 4/6 markers and Matt was 5/6. Markers are variables they use to see who is a better match. I am SO blessed to have 3 good matches. After finding this out, I had to make the hardest decision of my life. Who to pick??? After praying, soul searching, and asking my friends and family their opinions over and over and over I decided on Matt. He has told me from day one he would donate his kidney to me. So really all along I knew it would be him. I would have never dreamed that I would be so blessed with 3 potential kidneys!I am grateful to all of my family members who got tested for me (mom, dad, matt and chris)and to everyone else who was willing. I am forever grateful for my brother. He is so generous and selfless. He so graciously will give me one of kidneys with no second thoughts. I don't know how I will ever repay him. I am so full of excitement and joy knowing that this nightmare will soon be over. And just like Matt said, my family can be normal again. God bless him!

Beauty and the Beast

2 days after seeing the Little Mermaid, we had tickets to Beauty and the Beast. Uncle Matt went with us. She did not enjoy this performance very much. From the beginning she was scared of the Beast. And in one scene "wolves" cam crawling through the audience and one grabbe Uncle Matt's leg. That was it for her. So we had to leave early. Needless to say, NO character pictures this time!

The Little Mermaid

Madeline really enjoyed the Little Mermaid play put on at ASU. She even took her picture with Aerial...which really surprised me. Normally she won't go close to characters.

Swimming at PaPa and GiGi's House

A Fun Day in the Sun

The Girls

Just a cute picture of Gracie and Gabbie