Keegan turned 6 years old on Thursday.
A miraculous day, to be sure.
I had every intention of writing a thoughtful reflection that evening. However, Keegan ended the day, very true to form, with a trip to the ER. I will explain more about that later, but the important thing is that he came home late that night. We were lucky to be able to celebrate these tumultuous six years with a fun swim party this weekend. It was everything Keegan would have asked for, if he were to understand and request a party theme and locale. And given the circumstances surrounding our ER trip, we are extremely grateful that we had the foresight to plan a party based on his favorite activity, as he may not be able to do it much longer.
I have every intention of putting together a fun slideshow from the party before the end of the week. We will see how well I live up to that in the coming days. Coming up this week, we will be remembering Keegan's 6th transplantaversary on Thursday with a trip to the hospital for a transplant clinic appointment. We would appreciate your prayers for a good report, and I'm certain I will have put my emotions into words by then.
For now, I leave you with this picture of my joyous, six year old Bug. My what a six years they have been. Good or bad, we wouldn't trade them or you for anything else in this world. Blessed does not begin to describe what it means to be your parents, Keegan. We love you more than you can possibly imagine. Happy birthday, Bug!