Our family has celebrated a few five year anniversaries. The first one was our fifth wedding anniversary on December 29, 2003 and it was a good one. Rick was home from a nine month deployment to Bosnia, Aren had just turned four and Lily was not quite two and both were as healthy as either of them could be. The next one happened on January 3rd of this year when we remembered the death of our beautiful daughter Lily. Today we celebrate again as we remember how five years ago today Aren got a bone marrow transplant. Aren loves today because he says it's like having another birthday every year, lol! Well, he's right. Each year we celebrate his birthday AND his transplant day.
This year Aren was excited to finally receive Halo Reach, after all, it's been out for a whole month! We also went out to dinner at one of Aren's favorite places - The Golden Corral. Why is it his favorite? Because "I don't have to wait to order my food. I just get to eat right from the start." That's my boy! So, Happy Transplant Day Aren! I love you and I love that you are here with me still. Every day I thank my Heavenly Father that you were able to stay with me just a little bit longer. Your happy spirit fills me with joy.