Monday, July 02, 2007

My Big Man!!

Can you believe this!! This is my little man--my 7 year old Grayson decided a 2 weeks ago that he was big enough to jump off of the diving board. Grayson has always been really special to me--not because he's my son (that too) but because we almost lost him when he was born. I always use the word "almost" and that probably isn't correct. Because of a few incredibly LUCKY happenings after he was born--we weren't close to losing him--had we not been so lucky-he would have passed away. 7 1/2 years later--and that statement and the memories of that night bring me chills and make me very teary.

If you want the full story--you'll have to go back to the Grayson's Birthday post--but long story short--before anything critical was found-we were told he had a heart murmur. Now the only thing I knew of a heart murmur was that my mom had one and had to take antibiotics before she goes to the dentist, and a girl in my 7th grade class. She got out of gym class because of it. I remember sitting in the hospital so sad for this new little boy because his big brother was Mr. Sportsman--and I knew it would be a heartbreak for him to watch his older brother play sports and not be able to participate.

After everything critical was healed-Grayson's heart is 100% perfect and sports are his mission in life. So today as I watched him--looking so little on the diving board--my mind flashed back to the thoughts of him never being able to do things like this--and a huge sense of relief and peace passed over me. Grayson is perfect--and sadly---growing up really fast!


Happy Blogger said...

Good swimming Grayson! It sure looks fun. Keep up the good work. Love, Aunt Peggy