Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Year in Review

It began as any other year.....

January
Gabriella turned 4!
Pediatrician heard a strong murmur.
We moved into a new house!

February
Paul and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary!
MaggieMooDesigns turned 1!

March
Gabriella's journey began with an irregular and unexplainable EKG and Echo.

April
I turned 27..... (eeek)
Gabriella had her first heart cath and was diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy with Myocardial Bridging.

May
We find out Gabriella needed a transplant.
We started our adventure, making the most of every opportunity!
We were interviewed by KTAR radio and 2 news stations.
A comedy fundraiser was held for Gabriella.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was held for Gabriella.
Our family grew stronger.

June
Gabriella rides a bike.
Gabriella has her first dance recital.
I leave my job.
Gabriella starts with the mitral valve leakage.
Our family takes us to Disneyland.
Gabriella attends VBS for the first time.
Anaheim Angels wear Gabriella Bands!

July
Pre-transplant testing begins.

August
Gabriella's wish is granted by Make-A-Wish.
We ran away to stay with friends in Sacramento.
We had our Loma Linda intake appointment (with a side of Disney)
Golf fundraiser for Gabriella.
A new member of the family is born.

September
PJ turns 2!!!!
We make big decisions.
Rummage sale fundraiser.
Appointment at Loma Linda.
Gabriella has her stroke.

October
We move in with my mom.
Gabriella goes home after a 3 week hospital stay.
Rehab life starts.
Halloween!!!

November
I get a complimentary spa day.
Gabriella is hospitalized with pneumonia.
Gabriella appears in the Gilbert Republic.
Kids see Santa!!
New Moon premieres!

December
Nutcracker, Zoo, Letters to Santa, Christmas parties.

This year has been insane. 2009 tried it's hardest to break our spirits and knock us down, but it failed. No one is stronger in my eyes than my amazing Gabriella, and the strength she gives the people she meets is insurmountable. We go into 2010 with new armor of faith, positivity and love... and 20-10 is shaking in it's boots at the sight of us!

Happy new year to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

Your year sure had a ton of changes in it. YOu have been blessed with so much support and friendship. I think of you every single day. ♥

The Simmons Family said...

Isn't it great to look back on the entire year and count our blessings! I just did our year in review and it makes me realize how much we have overcome this year alone. Here's to 2010!! New hearts for our babes? New homes? LOTS OF BLESSINGS!!!

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