In June, we went on a family vacation, which was fabulous. We even enjoyed a helicopter hide. Jake was swimming and hitting on girls. It was interesting when we met a couple and the gentlemen said he had noticed Jake's scar and had wondered what had happened to him. We do not even notice the scar anymore and Jake clearly is not self conscience about it. I guess to someone who is not use to seeing a scar like that on a young man, would tilt their head and say, "Huh?" Regardless, we had a fantastic time in Myrtle Beach.
In July, we attended our family reunion, and it made my heart smile to see Jake playing games with his second cousin who had an equally rough year herself, being diagnosed with Crone's disease. What a great day watching these two amazing kids having the chance to smile, enjoy family, and just be kids.
As I flipped through pictures of the last few months, I am just amazed at how blessed we are... just living and enjoying life.