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A good evening together celebrating two years since her open heart surgery. (blessed)

Yesterday we did something wacky...unusual...we took our two year old out to dinner and it was awesome. She is using so many words now and made it very clear that she wanted to go for "sushi" because she can have "ed-mama." 

The look on Jon's face when he came home and I said that I didn't make dinner but that Ellie and I had decided we were all going out for sushi and edamame...well...let's just say he looked a wee bit overwhelmed.

But I wanted to celebrate. It's been two years since I handed Ellie Jane to a nurse I had just met and down the hall she went where a surgeon would save her life. Two years.

So off we went.

And it was awesome. Edamame. Rice. She had quite the system going.

She has quite the system going. #celebratingtwoyearssinceheartsurgery

Followed by ice cream.

She smiled big almost the whole time. We did too.

Two years.


Thank you for being part of our journey. I was looking for something in my archives on Facebook of all places and found all the notes sent while we were in the hospital and then looked through the comments here during that time. I felt the love then and am holding it close still now. Thank you.

Reader Comments (4)

oh happy day!

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

Oh. This is stunningly beautiful!! Congratulations on this important milestone ~ and the brave, fun way in which you embraced the celebration to mark its passing. xoxoxo

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

2 years! hard to belive. what a great family photo. i'm so happy for all of you! i'm sure more blessings are on the way! xo alane

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralane

How wonderful that two years on from that time your precious girl is well and thriving and enjoying sushi.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL. McG.-E.

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