We began this year with the worst flu experience that our family has ever had; it started with Amy getting it, then passing it down to Isaiah, who shared it with Gordy, who shared it with Ezekiel, Ezekiel then gave it to Lily, who passed it on to me, then Luke not wanting to be left out came down with a flu. That flu would put Luke into the PICU for a week and then spend another week in the hospital before finally coming home with a new 10 liter oxygen concentrator so that we could finally get him released from the hospital. We knew that after beginning our year with such a horrible time of sickness that it could only get better from there. And I'm thankful to say it did get better eventually.
Luke turned 10 years old in March, he's growing up so fast! While this year began extremely hard for Luke with the horrible flu/pneumonia he had in January, which continued with more pneumonia's after that which meant he was needing way too much constant oxygen. We realized that the baclofen pump he had put in the year before was causing more harm than help. Thankfully when he got the pump out in April his pneumonia went away too, I'm ecstatic to say he has not had pneumonia since April which has been the longest stretch that I can recall in many years.
In April Isaiah turned 14. We can no longer call our younger kids the little's since they are all growing up so fast. We are so thankful that Isaiah is so strong, he is able to carry Luke for me and often does especially on those days that my bad is giving me some problems.
In May Gordy and I got away to a Marriage conference in Eastern Washington, we had a great time at the conference and some much needed time away from the stresses of way too many sleepless nights with all of Luke's constant alarms that were going off during that time.
On Mother's day we went up to Seattle to see Penelope get dedicated and went out to dinner afterward, here's a picture of there beautiful family that day. And a picture of the both Mommies with their daughters on their first Mother's Day.