Last Friday was officially one year post-op for Miss Sunshine.
We have come so far in one year. It is AMAZING to me the difference this surgery makes.
We had our struggles. Our worries about her speech, her fighting the cup, her weight gain. Some we still struggle with. Some she took her time getting around to but still accomplished. And some were never really an issue to begin with.
As I look back at the last year, it amazes me how different it was from the 11 months before then. Aside from our speech and weight worries, this year has been no different from my son's second year. She really is just a typical toddler now.
For those of you mom's still facing surgery ahead - I want to reassure you. For all the worries you carry in your hearts, it really is worth it. For every second that you second guess if NOW is the right time for whatever choice you have to make, rest assured that it is.
And in the end, it is all worth it. Because in the end, you are just left with your perfect child. Regardless of outcomes. Because our kiddos really are PERFECT.