Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The five year anniversary. Post transplant.

After we put the kids to bed, Jeff and I ate dinner and talked about our day. And as he looked up at the calendar on the wall, he reminded me that tonight marked the five year anniversary of Jordan's heart transplant. Five years ago, we got the greatest gift we could have hoped for - another chance.

We didn't think it would happen.

Jordan went from this...

to this.
In five years.

There are countless thoughts that have crossed my mind over the years, when I think back on what that week was like. I recall hushed conversations with doctors in quiet rooms. I recall the frenzied media attention. I recall standing by Jordan's bedside and praying.

One thing that I will never forget is how stricken I felt when a close family member told me that a heart specialist she knew personally, not affiliated with Jordan's hospital, told her privately that he would not have bothered trying to save him. "It wouldn't be worth it - living as a transplant patient."

I wish I knew who that doctor was.

I'd like to show you what a transplant patient can do.

Where hope grows, miracles blossom - Elna Rae.

The heart that is generous and kind most resembles God.
-Robert Burns
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