Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Relief

  • Relief is spending 18 hours traveling to and from Philadelphia for a brace adjustment and yet your son walks in the door smiling at the end of the day.


  • Relief is watching the tears end after the third adjustment on those incredibly painful braces!


  • Relief is pulling the blue straps to the black line without a flinch


  • Relief is riding in the Shriner's van with braces that DON'T HURT!


  • Relief is a GPS system that is able to tell you about the 40 minute traffic delay up ahead so you can adjust your homeward route
  • Relief is watching your son remove the bandaid that was placed on Pooh's foot weeks ago (when we first got the braces) with a happy pronouncement that "Pooh's foot not hurt anymore". 


 
  • Relief is adding the second layer of blue straps and watching your son drift off to sleep pain free
  • Relief is knowing this morning that though I am completely exhausted - it was a trip worth making.
We cannot begin to express our gratitute to the Shriner's for all they are doing for our little guy.  The sacrifice, kindness and care they give to us and to Aaron is unbelievable.  We are beyond grateful.

31 comments:

  1. So happy to see Aaron's smiling face! That is wonderful news!

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  2. I'm so happy! Ah relief! You are blessed!

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  3. So happy to read this post and see the pics of Aaron's wonderful smile!! :) The sun is shining here and it's wonderful to have so much to feel grateful for, and now I can add Aaron's relief to that list. Hope you all have a fantastic day!

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  4. im happy you are happy but worried because he is barefoot in the braces in the photos. I am convinced it was the thickness of the socks that made it TOO tight because they did the adjustments barefoot. hope that things stay happy for you

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  5. So glad for your sweet boy. No more tears, Aaron, at least not over the braces anyway... Hope you are all feeling better!

    Love finds a way,
    Reneee

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  6. Wow! What a difference; praise God! I am so happy for Aaron and for the rest of you too!

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  7. What a wonderful update! I'm so glad to hear that things are looking up!

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  8. That is wonderful news. So happy for Aaron. Hugs

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  9. Yay for you both!!!!! He looks wonderful :) And SO happy :)

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  10. Yay! So happy for Aaron (and you)! Thank you Lord! It's just going to keep getting better!

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  11. I think about your sweet family all the time. I'm so glad to see Aaron smiling again.

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  12. Hurray!!! Relieved here, too. I was worried about those sores and the pain they caused.

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  13. I am not sure if the tears rolling down my face are the happy tears I feel for you because your son looks so much at peace or the sad tears I have because of the realization that my husband is not going to change his mind anytime soon about us adopting from EE. Either way,God is good and I feel fortunate to share in your journey.

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  14. I Love Aaron's vibrant expressions! I hope we can meet up at Shriners some day. Glad this was a positive visit for you all.

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  15. So happy for him and for you. :)

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  16. Yeah! What a great report :) So glad for pain free feet!

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  17. Those pictures are priceless. So happy to hear the brace nightmare might be over!

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  18. So happy for Aaron and you. So good to see such bright, happy smiles on Aaron's face and to know that your mama's heart can stop hurting over the pain those braces were causing.

    Blessings,
    Barbara

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  19. so thankful for Aaron (and Pooh) that his feet don't hurt. such a brave boy he is. Yay!!!!! Aaron!!!!! also to his awesome family for helping him thru this tough time. hurrah shriners.

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  20. Wonderful News! What a sight to see your precious boy smiling again. So happy to hear this update

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  21. What a relief! I've been thinking about Aaron for the last two days and am so glad to read this update. His little face just shines with contentment. So glad everyone "got it right" this time (and I'm glad Pooh doesn't hurt anymore, too :-))

    Best wishes,
    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from U.

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  22. Oh good! So glad they made the adjustments! Praise the Lord for that sweet smile!

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  23. Crying right now...thank you Jesus for letting this precious child sleep in peace, surrounded by a loving mommy and family!

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  24. Wonderful!! I can't imagine how relieved your mama's heart is to be able to come home with a smile.

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  25. Thanks the Lord! You, little trooper, Aaron!

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  26. Oh fantastic! I am so glad to hear that he is not in pain anymore, nor Pooh for that matter! Bless his little heart, Aaron...not Pooh!

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  27. absolutely beautiful and so happy he is no longer in pain... love his smile :)

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  28. Nothing like reading this post and rejoicing with you all!!! : )

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