I'm home with my boys waiting for midnight which I don't think this mama will be able to make it to.
We want to thank all of you for your love and support. I just glanced at our blog hits and literally there are people all over the world reading about my sweet girl! Amazing and overwhelming.
I came home because even though I didn't want to, I know I needed to. Riley's brother Logan turned 4 in October. He is a sweet, sensitive boy who spent the last 3 days with his favorite cousin (sorry Cameron, Drew, Gage, KD, Peyton and Molly- I promise he adores you all too!) and he needed some reassurance.
I finally understood the difficulty Dave had with coming home. I think once you get in a fighting mindset behind one child it's hard to imagine stepping away even for a few hours.
Dave is with Riley tonight and this will be the first time we have not spent New Years together in 9 years. Hard to swallow but, easier to do when we both are fighting for our baby girl. Riley is daddys girl and convincing him to leave last night was hard but, he knew he needed rest too.
We are all so overwhlemed with you love and support and feel it in many ways.
We all as a family want to wish you a happy new year. Personally, our family has been through many struggles in 2012. We were looking forward to putting this year behind us for so many reasons. Now I can't wait to send 2012 out!
Riley is stable. Responding to touch, pooping, coughing and gagging. I hope we see her open those beautiful blues soon!
Now, I just want to wake up and see 2013 as a year of change and healing. We wish you all a better tomorrow filled with love, peace and happiness.
Dave, Megan, Logan, Mason and courageous Rilwy