I surprised Kevin with a visit from his sister (also my best friend...that's right I married my best friend's brother), Lauren. I surprised her with the airline ticket in early April for her birthday. You see, the last time she had seen Kevin he was still in critical condition, still on life support. It was heartbreaking to see her leave in October not knowing if her brother would wake up or not. So you can see the emotional build up here?
It was truly a magical weekend of smiles, eating ice-cream, playing miniature golf, going to the beach, eating pizza at Bucca di Beppo, laughing, strawberry picking, playing Star Wars Trivial Pursuit and enjoying each others company. Her visit was uplifting not only for Kevin but for my boys and myself. The surprise may have been for Kevin but Aunt Lauren impacted all of our lives this weekend. My little family of four is still enjoying this "high" on our emotional roller-coaster ride of living with an LVAD.
Lauren....if you're reading this, which I hope you are, we love you. We thank you for bringing some sunshine into our lives even if it was only for a weekend.
My little family of four would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our beating hearts. :-)
|Aunt Lauren ROCKS!!|
|pic of us all on a tractor ride going strawberry picking!|