Labor day weekend is the anniversary of Adelaide’s glaucoma diagnosis. It has been SUCH a trying, unstable, and difficult year. Raising an infant from a one-day-old to a one-year-old is trying and difficult for any couple, but add illness into the equation and every difficulty is magnified.
We were extremely lucky with how mild Adelaide’s glaucoma was, but those months before and after her diagnosis were like another time. It is very rewarding to be here now, a year later, with a happy, healthy baby girl, and know how far we’ve come.
I had this big, year-in-memory, post planned for this event, but after talking about this past year with Matt, we came up with an even better way to honor our time and experiences with Adelaide during her first year of life.
We’ve decided, that each year on Labor Day (the anniversary of her diagnosis, and first step toward healing) we would celebrate her healthy eyes and vision by giving her a new life experience. What better way to celebrate her eyesight than by using it to enrich her life. Hopefully, this annual event will remind her, and us, that nothing in life is guaranteed, and that we need to appreciate the things we take for granted.
Since we came up with this idea Sunday night, we didn’t have anything planned for Monday. But we’re going to give ourselves a little leniency this year, and do our “new thing” next weekend. Check back next weekend to hear about all the fun details!