Tuesday, July 14, 2009

blog friends in the park

Wow, how exciting today was! During our trip to Columbus, we met up with some blog friends who live in the area! We met Lily (and her mom) and Allison (and her mom, dad, and 2 brothers). We almost met Drew too, but we missed them by a day!

Our meeting at the park was really fun. All 3 kids are at different stages of the journey. Allison is 6, Lucas has been activated for 6 months, and Lily will be implanted in just a few weeks. We shared our experiences of diagnosis, and the milestones and challenges we've encountered so far. Lily's mom and I got to see a real live, very successful older CI child, and it was really amazing.

Ultimately, we met for the same reason that we read each other's blogs and offer support. We just get each other, and there's no explanation needed. As Nate said when we left the park... "You guys really acted like you already knew each other." Our experiences bring us together as if we've known each other for years.

Thanks for a great day. So glad we could meet you all!


Bill and Shelly said...

Please email me the picture. Thank your aunt for taking it for us. I am kicking myself not bring my own camera, sometimes I wonder where my mind is.
Oh, Jordan will be very offended to be called Allison's "sister",lol.
So glad that Allison could be an encouragement to you, I am glad she was her talkative self, I was afraid she would be shy and not say anything. It really is going to OK.

Lone Star Couple said...

How exciting!! I wish we lived in the same area so we could meet you all too!

Lucas'Mommy said...

Oops, Shelly. I fixed that, sorry. I guess I wasn't really thinking. lol.

Bright Family said...

It is a real bummer living in the middle of no where!