It's easy to be reminded of how blessed we are and have been just by looking at the face of Hudson. We could not have asked for an easier babe through it all. He's been a champ and he's kicked all the "can not's" in the face! I can't tell you how happy I am that he was born the way he was born. I have enjoyed it all! There has not been one doubt or regret in my mind. No sad tears have been shed over his cleft. And I thank my Heavenly Father for that. He has given us our strength and our peace of mind. We know it was no mistake that Hudson is ours and that he was born with a cleft lip and palate.
Friday morning at 10AM we will say our goodbyes as the nurses disappear with our son. That part is never easy. But we have faith that he will be well taken care of by his surgeon and the others involved. And I already can't wait to have him back in my arms where he belongs. All in one piece. I have extremely high hopes that he will be awesome through this surgery and recovery just like he was his first one. Curtis and I are constantly praying for the health of Hudson, especially when his surgery date is just days away. He has already gained the pound back that he lost a few weeks ago while he was sick. He's done with his medicine and he's back to eating like an animal! He's been happy and active and has been sleeping great the past few nights. Never underestimate the power of prayer.
Friday they will take away the last thing that has made him different from every other baby. But Curtis told me "NO. He'll always be extraordinary." He's Superman in our eyes. He has and will do amazing things with the life he has been given.