One year ago today we were driving home from CCMC when our doctor called to give us the results of Oliver's MRI. That moment is burned in our memory. It was the moment that we learned Ollie's time with us would be limited. We learned that we would not be able to see his high school graduation or watch him fall in love and get married. That moment forever changed our lives and has left us with a sadness that I doubt we will ever overcome.
So much has changed since then. Each day flys by and seems to last forever at the same time. We've tried to pack as much life as we can into the time we have with Ollie. We've tried to make up for a short life by making it a full life. As time passes we will continue not to dwell in the past, thinking of what Ollie has lost, nor to worry about the impending future, but to live in the now and try to overcome the sadness and make every moment count.
This date also makes us think again of all the love and support that we've received from family, friends, and strangers over the past year. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We could not have made it this far without your love and support.
Here are a few pictures of Ollie from April of last year. Today we will give him extra hugs and kisses.