Noah is such a loving boy and we joke about what a little Cassanova he will be because of all of the love he receives. He is always hugging on us and Cecily and if he thinks we are sad he will come running and hug us or the needy child - whoever he or she may be. He will hold me tight and say "I got you... I got you..." Of course I realize that a 3 year old boy should not be comforting his Mommy but I adore these moments when I see his soul and spirit come together into this beautiful being that is entirely Noah. Like his Daddy, he sees what Cecily is doing and continues to cheer her on with high-fives and kisses. A friend of ours referred to Cecily as timeless and we agree. We don't think of her as 16 months old... We think of her as an angel on her journey and her own path.
This week we will learn more about what is ahead for Cecily. We know it involves more tests, more procedures and more hospital visits... but we also know that it will always start with 100 kisses and that we can make it as a family. We are blessed. We are lucky. We are so happy. Cecily has provided each of us with a completely new respect for life and the tiny things that make up each day. We no longer take for granted Noah's accomplishments on his scooter. We adore every smile he gives us and we know that every day with him is a gift. With Cecily, we hang on her every inch across the floor and every mad screech that she likes to make. There could never be too much screaming in our house. First Cecily starts, then Noah repeats, then Cecily repeats and before we know it we are all screaming like crazy people... we love it! Who knew screaming could be so much fun... But nothing could be as fun as getting 100 kisses every day from our kids. We know this week will come with its challenges but it will also come with its rewards. Onwards and upwards!