Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank you...

for saving my son. For giving him part of you when I couldn't.


For helping me to NOT take any more pictures of leaking hemo catheters that cause surgeries and blood transfusions and emotional chaos. Thank you for giving my son the chance to live OFF of a machine. Thank you for letting the only fluid that will be leaking out of him be the prettiest yellow, instead of red. :)


Because of you - I get to keep him. Because of your heart, he'll have a working kidney. Because of your unselfishness, I get to be selfish and keep him around for many more Christmases to come. Because God placed you into our lives, into my aunt's life.


I'm speechless...I'm grateful...I'm touched. Thank you God. Thank you Marie.

14 comments:

Kate said...

Oh sweet mercy, I don't even know y'all and I cried reading this post.

Marie - what a blessing you are!!

I am rejoicing with you, dear one!

Shawnee said...

Marie, God bless you! You are a living hero. What a gift. Is that Marie in the photo? This is so exciting!! I can't wear to hear the updates!

Bellismom said...

I am crying as I type this. I cannot even imagine the elation and gratitude you feel right now. Praise God for you blessing. Marie, you are a true saint.

Ash said...

What a wonderful woman! I have tears in my eyes. I am so excited for your sweet boy. I will keep your family and Marie in my prayers!!

Megan M. said...

Oh, we are a weepy bunch. I was so excited to see your good news on BF, and reading your words of thanks truly have brought tears to my eyes as well. Blessings on you, Marie, for giving life to this brave boy!

jessicalflores1@aol.com said...

I am so very happy for you guys! Transplant is amazing. Marie, you are an awesome person! YAY! I hope that Matthew does as well as Logey did. He had very few complications: kidney was a bit slow at first, got a bit fluid overloaded, yucky diaper rash: coat his behind right after transplant, at first those anti-rejection meds are brutal on the behind. But, he was up running around on day 5.

I pray that Matthew and Marie recover and heal quickly and that Matthew has a creatinine of 0.3 very soon! YAY!

j said...

miracles do happen. i also thank his amazing donor.

April said...

Karen, I have never been so happy for somebody that I don't even "know". I almost cried with joy when I found out that Matthew will be getting the kidney!

Marie, Thank you so much for doing this selfless deed to save Matthew's life! What a wonderful person you must be!

heather said...

tears here too...the best kind though-tears of joy and pure love. what a wonderful world we live in where there is still kindness and still miracles. wonderful news, thank you for sharing with us!

Jessica said...

Congrats! I cannot even imagine being in your position! enjoy many more christmas's with yoru sweet boy

roadrunner201 said...

Like I said at the blog frog, I am so thankful for all that God does through doctors (and donors!).
Love that last pic. What a little sweetie.

roadrunner201 said...

We're actually in Walker Cty. Maybe there is a LaFayette in Murray, too? But I know where y'all are. My husband drives right through there every third day on his way to work (He's a fire fighter in Snellville)

Randi Jo :) said...

YAY!!!! :)

Brayden's Mom said...

Thank you Marie. Thank you thank you thank you. I have never Matthew but I know all to well what he went thru. You have given the most precious gift of all. You have him a real life again. A life not hooked to machines and a life of feeling so much better. I cry reading this, I cry knowing what you went thru, what matthew went thru and what I am gonna go thru in a few short weeks.

Thank you

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