They are smiling now but these next few days aren't going to be smiling days.
We are heading for Shriners tonight. Tomorrow John will have surgery. Knees and feet. The goal is to get his feet flat and his left knee straight and his right knee bent.
Aaron will have surgery on Friday. Thumb. They are taking his left thumb and changing its position.
So that is that.
Smiles will change within 24 hours.
Rob and I will be working together to keep both boys entertained/comfortable/pain-free etc etc.
We would covet prayers for them over the next few days/weeks. They are both scared and hopeful and longing for bodies that don't require surgeries so they can do all the things that their friends can do.
It's hard being in their bodies sometimes. It's hard and over the next few days their hard will be even harder.
But they are both tough and resilient. The roads they have walked have made them that way. They have dealt with more in their short lives than most people deal with in a lifetime. They are tough little guys and we are beyond proud of both of them.
Pray for them. If you want to leave a comment here or on Facebook or send an e-mail letting them know you are praying along with a cheery note, I know they would love to hear from you.