Today marks 5 years since we received the most devastating news parents could receive. This is D-Day or Diagnosis Day. The day all the hopes and dreams we had for Jadon were shattered. In 2010 and 2011, this day was marked with a lot of sorrow and mourning. Mourning the loss of what was meant to be.
But as the years have progressed, we don’t fear today as much as we did. Don’t get us wrong, there is still pain and will always be mourning, but as Jadon has continued to overcome insurmountable obstacles we focus on the good.
We focus on what he has accomplished.
We focus on the immense love and joy he has brought to our family.
We focus on the impact he has on so many.
We focus on dancing in the rain.
Over the years, we have learned that the purpose God has for Jadon far exceeds what we had shaped in our minds 5 years ago. We will continue to trust and follow with Jadon leading the way. We will continue to have faith and know that love and hope truly does endure all.
Today also marks an even bigger reason for attention –Jadon is officially 5 years and 2 months old. Amazing! Keep fighting sweet boy. We love you so much Bug and are so incredibly proud of you!!