2009 came and went, faster than I could even imagine. Years never flew by this fast before did they? If only time went this fast when I was in middle school. The new year always makes me think/re-evalute how things have gone in my life and where I see some changes being made. I wouldn't call them resolutions, because then they'd never happen, Resolutions have a funny way of being great for about 5-7 days and then fade the minute life gets busy. So, I don't call them that anymore. I've grown a lot this year and am hoping this continues into twenty ten, but the key to this growth was that some major life changing stuff took place that shifted my outlook on just about everything in my life. The real question is how do I keep that focus and drive when things start to get "comfortable" in life? No, I don't want life to karate chop me in the gut this year, but often those are the times we rise to the occasion and take life by the horns. So here's to an amazing 2010! Don't blink, it'll be gone that fast and Grey will be enrolled at college. :)
Another Great thing about the New Year is looking back at what happen last year. The Gibbs family had some big moments last year and Greyson told us he wanted to highlight them month by month as he remembered. So Here he is...
If some of you didn't catch all that, here's an interpretation of what he said
This was the month that Greyson was supposed to be born. January 29, that was the day we had in our head for months, tht was gonna be his birthday...Until a few days earlier when LEigh had the amnio in which we found out his lungs weren't quite ready. So we "lived it up" for two extra weeks!!!
Can't really think of anything this month. :) hehehe
February 12 the little Gibblet officially gets a name, Greyson Neal Gibbs, born at 7:48 AM weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz, he took hold of my heart instantly and hasn't let go!
Our proudest moment!!! Grey has surgery to close the opening in his back at around 4pm, by 8pm we get to see him again. Tough little guy.
It's determined that Grey indeed will need a shunt. Something we thought we could somehow avoid. March 5 was the day. To be honest it was much harder than his closure surgery. At this point he was home with us for over a week and we were getting to know him. It was heart-wrenching to hand our 3-week old baby over to the doctor to have brain surgery. tough day. But Grey came through brilliantly and has had no shunt issues to date. WE pray everyday this will continue.
Grey gets fitted for his first pair of AFO's. These were to specifically to help straighten the curve in his feet. Quite possible the tiniest, cutest things ever. Today, his physical therapists often comment on how straight his feet are now.
Grey has his dedication at church. A very important and meaningful day for Leigh and I. It was shared with our friends and family. Also, it was Leigh's first Mother Day! Grey and I did our best to make it special :)
My first Father's Day! Grey painted me a picture and we spent the day on the water. Grey goes swimming with his new lifejacket.
Greyson has to continually endure his parents impromptu photoshoots! At the park, in the pool, inside, outside, everywhere. He's a good sport.
Family vacation at Lake Mitchell. Greyson does it all, tubing, seadoing, surfing, fishing, everything we did, he did. He also starts to eat real baby food, and loved it!
Emotions hit us both as we recall that day in September when we found out about Greyson's Spina Bifida. We've come a LONG way since then, But more importantly so has Grey.
Grey turns into the cutest, most ferocious fire-breathing dragon ever!!
Thanksgiving Day! So many things to be thankful for.
This is what Christmas is all about!
what a year! Thanks for being a huge part of it!!!
love Andy, Leigh, & Greyson